Custer County

SD State Archives

In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 2

We stand surrounded by history, and many of our historic places are preserved.

Custer County boasts 50 listings on the National Register of Historic Places. You can learn more about the sites at sdpb.org/imagesofthepast.

Gary Enright is director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer.

Victoria Wicks file photo

The leader of a renounced Mormon sect in Custer County will remain in federal custody until he is tried in Utah.

Seth Jeffs, 42, made a second appearance in Rapid City Monday morning for a detention hearing. He made a first appearance last week on charges of fraud and money laundering.

Victoria Wicks file photo

A member of a fundamentalist Mormon sect with a settlement in Custer County appeared on an indictment in federal court Wednesday in Rapid City.

Seth Steed Jeffs, 42, is charged with money laundering and federal benefits fraud. Jeffs is the leader of a settlement near Pringle run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS. The Custer County Sheriff served the arrest warrant, according to the Utah District of the Department of Justice.

Also charged are 10 Utah FLDS members.