DPS vacating residents and taking inventory of YFZ Ranch

Statement released from Texas DPS on polygamist sect ranch action.

On January 6, 2014, the State of Texas obtained a final judgment of forfeiture from the 51st Judicial District Court, which directed the State to take possession of the forfeited property, known as the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, Texas. The final judgment was the result of the Attorney General’s Office filing for the seizure of this property in 2012.

At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, the Schleicher County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety met with current residents of the property and provided them with copies of the court orders applicable to the forfeiture – the residents have agreed to vacate the property.

Law enforcement personnel are working with the occupants of the ranch to take all reasonable actions to assist with their departure of the property, to preserve the property, and to successfully execute the court order.

Continuing activities on the property will include obtaining a court-ordered inventory of real property and protecting the remaining assets.

We have no additional information to provide at this time.


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