（kaiwind.com）According to the Associated Press, the Washington Post and Salt Lake City joint reported in July 31, 2017: FBI award a man who provided a key tip about polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs whom has been away for one year $50,000 reward, to thank them for their contribution to the capture of the cult leader.
In this February, 2016, Lyle Jeffs, brother of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, arrested by the Federal Police on suspicion of food stamps and money laundering. A charge of sexual assault against two minors, Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison. Lyle Jeffs was released on bail, but he had to wear a wrist electronic monitor. The local court ordered him not to leave his residence in Salt Lake City and to meet with witnesses. However, Lyle Jeffs undid his electronic monitor and ran away from home soon.
At the end of July，Jeffs was arrested last month in a lakeside area near the South Dakota-Nebraska border. According to the Salt Lake City, FBI award a man who provided a key tip about polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs whom has been away for one year $50,000 reward, to thank them for their contribution to the capture of the cult leader.
After the event, FBI Salt Lake City Assistant Special Agent in Charge Dan Brady said, the tipster was observant and acted on instinct about anti-cult things. So what clues was the tipster offered ? How did it come about? Let's have a look. In order to protect the privacy of the tipster, the relevant names mentioned below are all aliases.
The employe of River City Treasures and Pawn spotted Jeffs pawning tools at a Yankton, S.D., business. The employe spotted Jeffs a second time and became suspicious, partly because Jeffs was wearing layers of clothing, a hat and sunglasses indoors. The tipster thought to note the partial license plate of the vehicle Jeffs was driving. After confirming that it was Lyle Jeffs, employe called the hotline.That information was given to law enforcement and triggered an extensive search in the area. The next day, Yankton Police Lt. Todd Brandt, while off duty, spotted the vehicle, a silver, late-model Ford F-150, at the Lewis and Clark Marina in Yankton. Officers conducted a traffic stop and the driver admitted to being Lyle Jeffs.
“This case highlights the importance of reporting anything suspicious, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”said FBI Salt Lake City Assistant Special Agent in Charge Dan Brady. “In this case, the tipsters were observant and acted on instinct. There is no doubt their involvement led to Jeffs` quick arrest.”
A 10-day trial for Jeffs has been set to begin Sept. 18 before U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart.