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July 9th, 2008
11:15 AM ET

Polygamist Warren Jeffs taken to Vegas hospital

Jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was taken to a hospital in Las Vegas on Tuesday, but police would not say why.

Las Vegas police Officer Jose Montoya said Jeffs was taken from an Arizona jail to the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

"I can't tell you why he was brought here or what his condition is," he said.

He referred questions to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office in Arizona. A call to the sheriff's spokeswoman was not immediately returned.

The jail, in Kingman, Arizona, is about 100 miles from the medical center.

Jeffs, 52, is the leader of the estimated 10,000-member Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is awaiting trial on 10 felony charges - five counts of sexual conduct with a minor, four counts of incest and one count of conspiracy to commit sexual conduct with a minor...

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Crime & Punishment • Polygamy
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Mel

    This "illness" is very timely considering Jeffs hearing in Arizona is slated in just two days. Hummm?

    July 9, 2008 at 8:47 pm |
  2. Terrence Harrison

    With a guy like this where else would they take him but "Sin City" for treatment.
    Will they roll in a slot machine into his room while he is recovering?

    July 9, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  3. mark hoffman

    I wonder which one of his many wives will be asked to pull the plug if that time comes?

    July 9, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  4. Larry

    Does he have a last request to watch Wayne Newton?

    July 9, 2008 at 12:49 pm |
  5. deborah, OH

    Very well put Tommy... Couldn't have said it better..... I am going to laugh for a bit over this..... Later.

    July 9, 2008 at 12:14 pm |
  6. Annie Kate

    Too bad Jeffs is in the hospital – I hope that this short article is all the coverage 360 will give the story though. Its not particularly interesting.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    July 9, 2008 at 11:53 am |
  7. Tommy

    Maybe he got his butt kicked by up standing prisoners......

    July 9, 2008 at 11:50 am |
  8. Cindy

    Every time that they have shown Jeffs on TV I have thought that he looked emaciated and sickly. Maybe it has finally caught up to him. Either that or he tried to kill himself. But seeing the type of narcissistic person that he is I doubt that.

    Cindy...Ga.

    July 9, 2008 at 11:19 am |