Colorado man sentenced for burglarizing polygamous compound

CUSTER, S.D. — A Colorado man who burglarized a polygamous compound in southwestern South Dakota has been sentenced to three years of probation.

The Rapid City Journal according that Wade Bird, 29, of Sugar City, pleaded guilty to drug, crime and theft conspiracy charges.

Authorities aver Bird and some other man in January 2018 tried to steal trailers and other items from the compound in rural Custer County.

The compound is run by members of a Mormon splinter group known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or FLDS.

The second suspect is in Colorado facing prosecution for averdly violating a protection order and being a fugitive from justice.