Randy Michael “Mad” Yager, a federal fugitive who at one time was the regional boss of the American Outlaws Association in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana, was captured last night in Rosarito, Mexico about 20 miles south of the United States border by Baja State Police. He was taken into custody by United States Marshalls at the San Ysidro border crossing about four hours later and was driven to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego.
Yager of Gary, Indiana was one of 17 Outlaws indicted for racketeering and various criminal predicates on June 10, 1997. Club members from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Florida including Kevin “Spike” O’Neill were indicted after a two and a half year investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was formally titled United States of America v. Kevin P. “Spike” O’Neill, et al. O’Neill was later sentenced to life in prison.
Tom Schneider, who was then the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin claimed the accused men constituted “a sophisticated and dangerous organized crime group which has repeatedly resorted to bombings and murder to protect their ongoing criminal enterprise.” Schneider bragged, “This is one of the largest indictments because it involves more than one chapter.” The indictment alleged that the defendants committed a series of violent acts including six murders aimed at members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
Fourteen defendants were rounded up almost immediately. Sixteen defendants were eventually convicted. The only man to elude capture was Yager. Yager was last seen in Las Vegas with his girlfriend, Margaret Jelovcic. Yager was officially listed as a fugitive on August 6, 1997. For the last seventeen years, Yager has been on both the ATF and Marshall’s Service Most Wanted Lists. Yager is now 58-years-old.
Jelovcic has not been seen since Yager disappeared and she is officially listed as a missing person. Two years ago, a spokesmen for the Marshall’s Service said, “We don’t know if she’s helping Yager out and assisting him in any way. At this time, she’s not charged with anything, but we’re not ruling out anything.”
Since Yager was accused of federal crimes he does not have to be extradited and could be flown back to Wisconsin as early as today.