An arrest warrant has been dropped for a man whose purported 16-year-old wife triggered a raid on a polygamist sect's Eldorado compound, authorities said.
A Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman would not say why the warrant was dropped for Dale E. Barlow, 50, of Colorado City, Ariz., who has denied knowing her.
The crisis-center caller reported that she was a 16-year-old member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who had been beaten and raped.
An investigation led to the April 3 raid, in which state welfare workers took 463 children living at the sect's Yearning for Zion Ranch.
Authorities have not located the 16-year-old girl and are investigating the source of the call.