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FBI FUGITIVE CAPTURED NEAR YANKTON (UPDATE)

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Updated 5:50pm 6/15/17

The owner of a Yankton pawn shop says Lyle Jeffs revealed who he was on Tuesday when he pawned two pair of Leatherman pliers for $37 and provided identification.

River City Treasures and Pawn owner Kevin Haug says a store employee notified him that Jeffs was wanted by the FBI after Jeffs left the store.

Haug says Jeffs provided his last name as his first name, going by Jeffs Lyle Steed.

Haug then called Yankton police and provided officers with store video and pawn paperwork.

Haug says Jeffs also visited the store last week and tried to sell a tool but the store did not buy it that time and Jeffs did not identify himself.

Authorities say the escaped polygamous sect leader was living out of his car when he was captured in South Dakota.

Yankton County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Rothschadl says authorities looked for Jeffs in the area because of the tip from the pawn shop

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South Dakota authorities say polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured at a recreation area marina near Yankton.

Yankton County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Rothschadl says that Jeffs surrendered without incident Wednesday evening after a traffic stop.

He says Jeffs was alone in the vehicle.

Rothschadl says law enforcement had been looking for a silver Ford pickup truck with Utah plates.

An off-duty Yankton Police Department detective spotted the vehicle and believed it was Jeffs.

Authorities had been looking for Jeffs since June 18, 2016, when he escaped from home confinement in Salt Lake City pending trial on charges in an alleged multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme.

AP