WISCONSIN & INDIANA — He is considered one of the 15 Most Wanted fugitives in all of America, and he’s managed to avoid law enforcement for about 15 years.
Randy Yager was the regional president of the Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana area Outlaws. His criminal record includes a 1981 accusation of shooting a rival gang member.
“I’m not saying all Outlaws members are criminals, but some of the persons in that gang have ferocious records,” one U.S. Marshals official said.
In 1983, prosecutors say Yager, known by his nickname, “Mad” planned the arson of a home in Gary, IN. Investigators say it belonged to the mother of a fellow gang member — torched for insurance money to help fund the legal defense of another Outlaw.
Twice in 1984, Yager was linked to two serious assaults, including a beating in December of a rival gang member, labeled an attempted murder charge. The assault was carried out with a four-foot metal coat rack. Medical bills totaled $47,000.
Federal law enforcement tracked Yager’s travels and in 1997 – 17 of the outlaws were indicted. 16 were rounded up in raids — Yager was the only one missing.
Headlines linked the Outlaws to a 1974 Milwaukee bombing death. The 15-year-old victim was delivering newspapers when he picked up a mysterious package never meant for him. Former Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann calls it the most notorious murder in Milwaukee’s history. He says the person who built the bomb was extremely technically skilled.
Another headline from 1987 described a slain biker whose wife and young son were shot to death in the Town of Jackson. Investigators speculated the Outlaws killed a former member and his family, possibly for trying to cooperate with law enforcement.
Margie Jelovcic – Yager’s girlfriend would eventually go missing as well. Jelovcic was a bartender at a tavern Yager would visit. She was drawn to the Outlaw’s bad boy biker image and the two started dating.
Not long after the 1997 Outlaw round-up, Jelovcic vanished and has been a missing persons case for more than a decade now. “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,” one U.S. Marshals official said.
After about 15 years of painful wondering and waiting, hope has dwindled for the Jelovcic family. They fear their daughter is not an accomplice, but a victim.
Law enforcement has developed age progression photos of the now 55-year-old Outlaw. One with his goatee, one without facial hair and a final image with a receding hairline.
Yager also has tattoos — an ornate eagle and another just above the inside of his wrist features a winged design.
Law enforcement believes Yager may be hiding out in or near one of hundreds of Outlaw strongholds across the United States or abroad.
Yager is described as about 5’ 11’’ and may weigh about 235 lbs.
If you know where he may be, U.S. Marshals may pay for information leading to his arrest. Their number is 414-297-3707.