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(SD)-FBI Paying $50K Reward To Two Men Jeffs Case

By: John Axtell Posted at: 08/01/2017 03:25 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The FBI is paying out a $50,000 reward to two men who helped authorities capture a fugitive polygamous sect leader in South Dakota last month.

       The men said they spotted Lyle Jeffs at a pawn shop, leading to his arrest the next day in a lakeside area near the South Dakota-Nebraska state line.
 
     The FBI declined to give the names of the two men to protect their privacy, and says the reward will be split proportionally based on their level of assistance but declined to disclose the split.
 
     The FBI put up the $50,000 reward after Jeffs escaped from home confinement in Salt Lake City in June 2016 while awaiting trial in a food-stamp fraud case.

      The sect is led by Jeffs' brother Warren, who is serving life-plus-20-years in Texas on 2 felony child sexual assault convictions. Its holdings include a secretive fenced-in company in the southern Black Hills near Pringle.


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