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FLDS woman alleges eviction over loyalty dispute

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two brothers of jailed polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs are being sought by Arizona police after allegedly evicting a sect woman from a home because she refused to leave her husband.
By JENNIFER DOBNER
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two brothers of jailed polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs are being sought by Arizona police after allegedly evicting a sect woman from a home because she refused to leave her husband.

Ruth Steed is married to William E. Jessop, who last month sought to take legal control from Jeffs of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Steed claims in Arizona justice court papers she was asked about her loyalty to the church prophet by his brothers, Lyle Jeffs and Alan Jeffs.

When Steed refused to renounce her husband for the church, court papers say she was told to leave her Colorado City, Ariz., residence.

The dispute led to an April 14 confrontation between Jessop and Alan Jeffs that ended with Jessop's arrest for trespassing.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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