>> Lyle Jeffs, a fugitive leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a polygamist Mormon sect, captured in South Dakota after nearly a year on the run, and jailed Thursday without bond. The 57-year-old had been on the lam since fleeing house arrest in Salt Lake City where he was awaiting trial with other FLDS leaders on charges of food stamp fraud and money laundering.
Jeffs pleaded not guilty in February 2016 and was released from jail June 9th of that year. He escaped home confinement nine days later, ahead of his October 2016 trial date, by using olive oil to slip off his GPS tracking ankle bracelet. Jeffs is a brother of Warren Jeffs, considered the prophet of the sect, who's currently serving a life sentence for illegally marrying and sexually abusing underage girls.
Warren's former mansion in Utah is being bought by his 65th wife, who hopes to make it a tourist attraction. The FLDS is based in Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. It's an offshoot of the mainstream Salt Lake City-based Mormon Church, which renounced polygamy in 1890 and is not affiliated with the FLDS.