|SWAT chasing Jeffs lead|
Truck in Cedar City has 'significant connection' to FLDS church
CEDAR CITY — The FBI is searching a truck agents say has a "significant connection" to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, whose leader, Warren Jeffs, has been on the run for more than a year.
The Iron County SWAT team surrounded a house at 2444 W. Pachea Trail for several hours earlier today after a tip that Jeffs, a fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List, might be hiding there.
FBI agents at the scene would not reveal, however, if anybody was arrested.
Jeffs faces a number of charges in Utah and Arizona related to arranging or participating in "spiritual marriages" between underage girls and men. He is also wanted on federal charges of unlawful flight.
The FBI is currently searching a late-model Ford F-350 truck left at the residence, which they believe is owned by somebody connected to the leadership ranks of the FLDS church.
For more, please see tomorrow's edition of The Spectrum and Daily News.
Originally published June 30, 2006 - 6:12 PM
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