Sheriff’s deputies reunite ex-FLDS mother with her two daughters and two sons
7 April, 2015
Sabrina Broadbent Tetzner escaped the Colorado City, Arizona fundamentalist Mormon sect headed by Warren Jeffs eight years ago
Last week, the 32-year-old mother gained full custody of her four children, ages 8 to 13
When she tried to pick up the kids from their aunt’s house, she was physically barred by hundreds of cult members
Sheriff’s deputies had to take out a search warrant to reunite the mother with her two daughters and two sons
June 22 2012 Feds charge Colorado City Marshals returned underage brides who have fled]
KINGMAN — The federal government filed a civil complaint Thursday against Colorado City and its sister city in Utah.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Arizona against Colorado City, Hildale, Utah, Twin City Power and Twin City Water Authority Inc. The complaint argues defendants have allegedly engaged in illegal discrimination against residents who are not members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a polygamist community based in the two communities. The marshal’s office has provided surveillance and investigation of non-FLDS members because of their religion, the complaint states. They have also returned underage brides who have fled the community.
The complaint states that the church and the twin cities have denied non-FLDS members access to housing in Colorado City and Hildale, police protection and access to public services such as parks and a zoo.
Non-FLDS members are a small minority in the two cities. Non-members have been allegedly been denied water and electric services.
The town marshals have failed to protect non-FLDS members from being victimized by church members and have failed to arrest church members who committed crimes against non-members; crimes include trespassing, vandalism and crop damage. Marshals also cited non-members for traffic violations without citing church members, the complaint stated.