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October 21, 2014

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UPDATE: Warren Jeffs back in Arizona jail, official says

(First posted at 12:15 a.m.) The Associated Press is reporting that polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was back in an Arizona jail cell today, amid lingering questions about what prompted his hospitalization in Las Vegas for treatment of a "weakened state of health," a sheriff's official said.

"I can confirm he is in our custody at the Mohave County Jail," Trish Carter, spokeswoman for Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan, told The Associated Press.

Carter said the 52-year-old leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was returned Wednesday to the Kingman, Ariz., jail where Carter said he had been found conscious but in a "weakened state of health, acting in a convulsive manner, shaking, and running a fever" on Tuesday.

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