Infamous motorcycle gang member on the run since 1997
Washington – After landing on the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list 10 years ago, infamous motorcycle gang member and fugitive Randy Mark Yager is finally behind bars.
Yager, 58, who was indicted by a Wisconsin federal jury in June 1997 under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act for a number of violations to include murder, arson, possession of explosives, possession, trafficking in counterfeit U.S. currency, robbery, burglary, trafficking in stolen vehicles, and narcotics, was apprehended Wednesday near Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. He was the only remaining fugitive in the indictment who had not faced justice.
“As a violent gang member with ties to the ‘Outlaws’ motorcycle group, Randy Mark Yager is accused of several horrendous crimes that landed him on our 15 Most Wanted list,” said Director Stacia A. Hylton of the U.S. Marshals Service. “Though he evaded justice for 10 years, thanks to the partnership of our counterparts in Mexico and the tenacity of our criminal investigators, I am proud to say that today he has become another violent fugitive we have taken off the streets.”
The fugitive investigation for Yager gained momentum when U.S. Marshals were able to gather significant information on his possible location. The information was then forwarded to Mexican authorities, who responded to the location and encountered a man who fit Yager’s description. When Mexican authorities asked the man to identify himself, he initially said his name was “David” and produced several identification cards bearing the name David Michael Dorian. However, after additional questioning, the man later identified himself as Randy Yager.
Mexican authorities took Yager into custody and transported him to a facility in Tijuana where he was processed and positively identified.
“Yager was on the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list since 2004,” said Kevin Carr, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. “His arrest is a testament to the outstanding investigative work and tireless efforts of our deputies and our federal, state and local partners who worked this case for years to bring Yager to justice.”
On Thursday, Yager was ordered expelled from Mexico to the U.S. where he was subsequently turned over to the U.S. Marshals. He is currently being held at the Western Regional Detention Facility in downtown San Diego, California.