MINOT, N.D. (AP) – The nephew of imprisoned Utah polygamous leader Warren Jeffs is jailed in North Dakota on kidnapping charges.
The father of the 10-year-old girl Heber Jeffs kidnapped told KSTU-TV that she is safe.
Ward County Sheriff Bob Roed says Heber Jeffs was arrested by federal agents Saturday. He is jailed in Ward County with an extradition hearing scheduled for Monday afternoon. It isn’t immediately clear if Heber Jeffs has an attorney.
Kidnapping charges were filed out of Utah against him in December. Authorities say he was apparently following orders from an imprisoned Warren Jeffs to keep the girl separated from her mother.