LAS VEGAS (AP) - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was being
treated today under police guard and an assumed name at a Las Vegas
hospital. That's after authorities said he was transferred from a
jail in Kingman, Arizona.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center spokesman Dan Davidson said
he had no patient listed under Jeffs' name, and said he could
provide no further information.
Las Vegas police and Mohave County, Arizona, sheriffs deputies
provided tight security around the hospital where Mohave County
Sheriff Tom Sheahan says the 52-year-old president of the
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was
Sheahan didn't specify Jeffs' medical problem, but said it was
serious enough to move him about 100 miles from Kingman Medical
Center to a hospital several blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip.
Jeffs heads the FLDS, an insular faith of nearly 6,000 that
practices polygamy in arranged marriages that have sometimes
involved underage girls. One of their ranches was raided in west
Texas in April.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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