Christopher Ablett, a suspect in the murder of Hells Angels San Francisco Charter President Mark “Papa” Guardado, surrendered to police in Bartlesville, OK last week.
“He was extremely cooperative; just as polite as could be,” the Associated Press reported Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland saying. “You had a hard time believing he was a guy who might have murdered someone.”
According to published reports, Ablett walked into the station, pushed a buzzer to summon a dispatcher to the front desk and said, “I am not armed, but I am a fugitive, and I’d like to turn myself in.”
Who, What, Where
Ablett, 37, of Modesto, is a self-employed electrician and the father of two children.
Guardado, 46, was shot by an unidentified assailant about 10:30 pm on September 2nd. Guardado was shot near 24th Street and Treat Avenue in San Francisco. He died at San Francisco General Hospital.
No motive has been established for the slaying although it has been publically speculated that Guardado may have been murdered by a member or members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and the Mongols Motorcycle Club do not sponsor joint events. And members of the two clubs are usually characterized as not liking each other.
Ablett has been reported to be a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club and at the time of his arrest he had a tattoo on his neck that read “MFFM.” Such a tattoo would generally be understood to mean “Mongols Forever Forever Mongols.”
Ablett is being held at an undisclosed, secure location in Oklahoma. “We felt it prudent to get him to a more secure facility,” Holland said.
Ablett declined to tell police why he was in Bartlesville, which is almost 2,000 miles from San Francisco, how he had learned that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, or how he got to the police station.
Fairly Righteous Outlaw
At first, Bartlesville police were reluctant to hold Ablett because a standard search showed no active warrants for his arrest in Oklahoma. At Ablett’s suggestion, Bartlesville police then checked for warrants through the FBI’s National Crime Information Center and found that he was wanted in San Francisco.
Reportedly, Ablett will fight extradition to California.