A Branch Davidian ordered released from McLennan County Jail was in Comal County Jail Saturday night after he was taken into custody by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

A spokesman with the Comal County Jail confirmed that Oliver Gyarfas Jr. was taken to the jail by officers with the INS.

Cyarfas, a material witness to the Feb. 28 shootout between the Branch Davidian cult and federal agents, was ordered released from the McLennan County Jail by U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith Jr.

A McLennan County Jail spokeswoman said Gyarfas was released Friday to officers with the INS after posting a $25,000 secured bond.

Read the Tribune-Herald's 7-part investigative series on the inner workings of the Branch Davidians. Hours after Part 2 appeared in print, the ATF raided the group's compound.

Read the Tribune-Herald’s account of the ATF raid on the Branch Davidian compound on Feb. 28, 1993. Four ATF agents and six in the compound were killed in the gunfight.

Read the daily news accounts of the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Elk, which began Feb. 28 and lasted until April.

April 19 and beyond: FBI agents began inserting canisters of tear gas into the Branch Davidian compound in the early morning hours. By noon, it was on fire.

Federal officials left the compound site in late May 1993. As identifications of bodies continued, questions about the survivors, the compound and the cult itself began to emerge.

As the world began to take a critical look back at the events and legal proceedings continue, the ATF's bombshell report forces a shakeup at the top after the raid gone "tragically wrong."

In 1994, the surviving Davidians went on trial in San Antonio. Over six weeks, more than 140 witnesses testified, with the verdict coming just two days prior to the anniversary of the ATF raid.

The Rodenville shootout and the 1988 trial, the end of the world in 1959 and more stories from deep in the Trib archives.