On Wednesday, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local police raided what Lake County, Indoana Sheriff John Buncich is calling a “known hang-out of Outlaws Motorcycle Club members” in Calumet Township in northern Indiana.
In addition to being Sheriff, Buncich is also active in politics and serves as Lake County Democratic party chairman. Technically, the “hangout” is the home of a man named Raymond “Shemp” Morgan Jr.
Buncich told The Times of Northwest Indiana that “the raid was conducted as part of the ongoing investigation into the June 7 homicide of Gerald Yager.”
Gerald Yager was the older brother of former American Outlaws Association regional boss and longtime federal fugitive Randy Mark “Mad” Yager. Randy Yager and his long time companion Margie Jelovcic were captured by U.S. Marshals and Mexican police as they enjoyed steaks and beers in a restaurant in Rosarito, Mexico on October 15, 2014. Jelovcic subsequently died of a gunshot wound to the head. Randy Yager was quickly transferred to a federal lockup in Wisconsin where he awais trial on various racketeering charges.
Gerald Yager was found handcuffed with his throat cut in his burning home in Gary, Indiana on June 6.
At the time of Randy Yager’s arrest, the Marshals Service was offering a $25,000 reward “for information leading directly to Yager’s arrest.” When Gerald Yager’s body was identified, Buncich said “investigators were looking into a statement from a relative of Gerald Yager’s that the slain man had received notes containing death threats he believed were from his brother.”
After Wednesday’s raid, Buncich announced police had found “a marijuana-growing operation” in Morgan’s basement.