Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A $50,000.00 Price on His Head

Now its time to think about investing ones own money, to go hunting!

Reward Increases for Finding Warren Jeffs
January 17th, 2006 @ 4:51pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- The FBI is raising the reward for fugitive polygamous leader Warren Jeffs to 50 thousand dollars in hopes of gaining tips leading to his arrest.
The reward announced today is for Jeffs' capture and conviction. It's in addition to a ten thousand dollar reward for information leading to Jeffs' arrest already offered by the attorneys general of Utah and Arizona.
Jeffs heads the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, centered in Colorado City, Arizona, and nearby Hildale, Utah. Most of the sect's estimated ten thousand followers live there, but the church also has property in other states and Canada.
He was indicted in June in Mohave County on charges of sexual contact with a minor and conspiracy to commit sexual conduct with a minor. He later was charged in a federal arrest warrant with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Jeffs has not been seen publicly in more than a year.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes the FBI has posted a $50,000 reward for Warren Jeffs, appears IMO that LE is turning up the heat on the wacky prophet. This brings the total to $60,000.

The FBI has also updated it's poster of Jeffs: http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/fugitive/aug2005/augjeffs.htm

IMO Jeffs is hiding out at his temple of doom, at YFZ, but I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

I heard Bermuda was nice this time of year. Any one know what their laws are on extradition?

Anonymous said...

In order to get to the Jeffs poster you must open the fbi/gov file and enter Warren Steed Jeffs in the search window. Yes, the ante has been raised to $50K.

Can't help but wonder how many households could be free of the tax debt with that kind of money?

Anonymous said...

We do not need your stinking money. We do not need your stinking filthy lies. Your posters are just paper in the hands of dummies.

Anonymous said...

And you have become a puppet on the end of a string controled by an embezzleing sexual deviate. It is past the time for you to awaken to the realities of life.

Anonymous said...

words so true have never been spoken!

fundy said...

How much is that criminal worth?

Bounty hunter says current reward not enough to search for Warren Jeffs
By PATRICE ST. GERMAIN
patrices@thespectrum.com

With a $50,000 reward offered by the FBI for the arrest and conviction of Warren Jeffs, who made the agency's fugitive list in August, the self-proclaimed prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints joins another group of not only wanted fugitives, but those with rewards.

But the money - even with $60,000 now at stake, which includes $10,000 put up by the attorneys general of Utah and Arizona - isn't enough to make local private investigator, bail bondsman and bounty hunter Sam Brower give up his other cases to search for Jeffs.

Brower points out that Jeffs hasn't jumped bail, so unless he is found and convicted, a person may not get any money other than the $10,000 offered by the Utah and Arizona attorneys general. Also, those who have jumped bail don't have the same constitutional rights that are protecting Jeffs.

"Bounty hunters have the rights to enter a residence and go beyond the constitutional protection that most are protected by," Brower said. "When you jump bail, you are no longer protected."

Brower said Jeffs has something that most bail jumpers don't have - vast funds and resources.

"Normally, when someone jumps bail, they have limited funds and resources and there may be a family member that will rat them out," Brower said. "You are not looking at someone who has about 10,000 people that would consider it an honor and a privilege to hide you."

It's that simple fact that keeps Jeffs' whereabouts hidden from authorities.

But Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is hoping that the increased reward will finally bring in tips that will lead to Jeffs' arrest.

"He (Jeffs) has a whole structure in place of people sending him money and watching out for him. It's a closed nature of society and we needed an incentive," Shurtleff said.

Jeffs is sought in a joint effort by the FBI, Mojave County Attorney's Office, the Arizona State Attorney General's Office and the United States Attorney's Office. An arrest warrant was issued by the Mojave County Attorney on June 9, 2005, charging Jeffs with two counts of sexual conduct with a minor and conspiracy to commit sexual conduct with a minor. Jeffs was subsequently charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in a federal arrest warrant issued by the United States Magistrate Court, District of Arizona, Flagstaff, Ariz., on June 27, 2005.

Shurtleff, whose office has never offered a reward before for information leading to someone's arrest, said it was needed to bring Jeffs to justice although at this point, he is not wanted on any charges in Utah.

"We believe he has committed a lot of crimes against women and children and he has thumbed his nose at the law," Shurtleff said. "Some of his (alleged) victims are in Utah so the Utah connection is here."

Given the charges Jeffs is facing in Mohave County, he only faces four months to two years in jail. Yet Shurtleff said there is no graph or formula for the basis of offering a reward.

"You need to factor in all the other things - the ability to catch him and the resources he has and what has worked so far," Shurtleff said. "I strongly resist the insinuation that the reward is based on the alleged crimes."

And for Shurtleff, the fact that the FBI has stepped up to offer a reward, has him delighted.

"We haven't had a lot of cooperation from the federal government in the last five years and I think this reward is a great demonstration of the federal government's determination in catching him and bringing him to justice," he said.

Although eight other men from Colorado City face charges similar to Jeffs, those men have all surrendered to authorities - something Shurtleff wishes Jeffs would do.

"He should do what his followers have done and make his argument before the court about his protected beliefs," Shurtleff said. "But he is a coward and I don't think he believes that the rules that apply to his people don't apply for him."

In a press release issued by the Phoenix office of the FBI Tuesday, it states that the FBI continues to actively pursue all leads concerning Jeffs' whereabouts.

Shurtleff said he isn't sure how many leads have been received since all leads go to Mohave County Attorney's office, but said he knew that there have been a number of tips.

Anonymous said...

Quietman

Hey why don’t we take up a collection to add to the reward? Maybe have a bake sell or other fund raisers

Anonymous said...

Have a bake sale or swap meet and the press will be there to cover it!

Anonymous said...

I think the FBI may have some idea of how much press coverage is coming with the March 22nd release of "BIG LOVE" on HBO. It promises to spotlight polygamy and while not stated as LDS, it is supposed to be a suburb of SLC. From news coverage to an HBO mini series, its going to make front page news across America, the morning after (Match 23rd).

I think if not already, the feds need to be aware of what leaves the Colorado City Post Office. To many items directed to a single source, might give away someones location. Who is it, Mr. Woods or Mr. Crawford who is the Postmaster? I can't remember!

Anonymous said...

Oh seriously! Like the feds haven't been monitoring the post office for years!!!
And furthermore, why do you think that Warren is using couriers like Seth instead of the good ole US postal service?
Nobody trusts the mail or the phones out there. Everything is SOOOOO secretive; nothing is said on the telephone and little is said in person.

Anonymous said...

Have they learned sign language or still sending smoke signals?

Anonymous said...

Mostly nobody is saying anything, just averting their eyes, keeping their heads down and asking no questions. They are afraid of seeing or hearing anything and worse, being found out that they know anything. The penalty is being kicked out.

Anonymous said...

A poor wayfaring Man of grief
Hath often crossed me on my way,
Who sued so humbly for relief
That I could never answer nay.
I had not power to ask his name,
Whereto he went, or whence he came;
Yet there was something in his eye
That won my love; I knew not why.

Once, when my scanty meal was spread,
He entered; not a word he spake,
Just perishing for want of bread.
I gave him all; he blessed it, brake,
And ate, but gave me part again.
Mine was an angel’s portion then,
For while I fed with eager haste,
The crust was manna to my taste.

I spied him where a fountain burst
Clear from the rock; his strength was gone.
The heedless water mocked his thirst;
He heard it, saw it hurrying on.
I ran and raised the suff’rer up;
Thrice from the stream he drained my cup,
Dipped and returned it running o’er;
I drank and never thirsted more.

’Twas night; the floods were out; it blew
A winter hurricane aloof.
I heard his voice abroad and flew
To bid him welcome to my roof.
I warmed and clothed and cheered my guest
And laid him on my couch to rest;
Then made the earth my bed, and seemed
In Eden’s garden while I dreamed.

Stripped, wounded, beaten nigh to death,
I found him by the highway side.
I roused his pulse, brought back his breath,
Revived his spirit, and supplied
Wine, oil, refreshment—he was healed.
I had myself a wound concealed,
But from that hour forgot the smart,
And peace bound up my broken heart.

In pris’n I saw him next, condemned
To meet a traitor’s doom at morn.
The tide of lying tongues I stemmed,
And honored him ’mid shame and scorn.
My friendship’s utmost zeal to try,
He asked if I for him would die.
The flesh was weak; my blood ran chill,
But my free spirit cried, “I will!”

Then in a moment to my view
The stranger started from disguise.
The tokens in His hands I knew;
The Savior stood before mine eyes.
He spake, and my poor name He named,
“Of Me thou hast not been ashamed.
These deeds shall thy memorial be;
Fear not, thou didst them unto Me.”

ATAR_i said...

Did anyone watch 'the bachelor' where the gal starts quoting poetry on the first date. - yeah - she got booted that night.

This....kinda reminds me of that.

Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Atar_i, long time no see. Glad to see you've rejoined us. If ever there was a time we needed your common sense, it surely must be now.

Anonymous said...

Atar_i

Time for a trip to Starbucks! Glad to see you back too! Only people who drink coffee are up this late...

Faithful Woman said...

toothpicks to hold up the eyelids

onthestreet said...

fundy said... 1/19/2006 8:02 AM
How much is that criminal worth?

Well, how much was that criminal Jesus Christ worth? Good question.

Anonymous said...

In my own opinion, NO man should be able to stand above the law, NO crime should go unpunished, NO innocent lives should be hurt. But it doesn't look like Jeffs is about to change that. He is purposely evading the law, which in itself, is a crime. But that is natural behavior for a criminal, what dumbfounds me is that innocent weomen and children choose to follow his ways! Why in god's name whould a women want to be treated unequally, like an object. Why would they look at their children and say "I hope my boy treates his five wives like a blowup doll when he gets older." And please dont even bother with your responses to why you follow him. Personally, If jeffs was here right now I would hadcuff him myself, $50K isnt a bad plus either. If theres anyone out there who's sane, have you heard any news on the installation in the SD, Black Hills?

onthestreet said...

This is why he cast out the lawless, and like Christ Himself, hides himself from the people as the Lord directs him. That of itself is NOT a crime, as you assert, thus blaming your very Redeemer with a crime, for he too hid himself from the law for righteousness sake, until his time had come. It was the law that was criminal and lawless. All would agree with that. It is true.

onthestreet said...

Do not be dumfounded that women and children follow his ways, as you put it, and by the thousands, for so did they with Christ also. This fact alone should give you great PAUSE in accusing him, for of such (children) is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Any who pervert these children so, like you suggest, are they who are cut off by the Lord, through the Lord's anointed. You would handcuf him and Jesus Christ alike.