An infamous motorcycle gang leader, who spent a decade on the U.S. Marshal’s 15 “Most Wanted” fugitives list, made his first court appearance Monday in San Diego.
The federal judge did not set bail for Randy Mark Yager, 58, after reading off charges laid out in a 51-page indictment.
Prosecutors called Yager a danger to the community and a flight risk.
The long-sought fugitive – a former president of the Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana area ‘Outlaws” motorcycle gang – was first indicted in 1997 by a Wisconsin federal jury for murder, arson, possession of explosives, trafficking in counterfeit U.S. currency, robbery, burglary, trafficking in stolen vehicles and narcotics.
He was the last defendant named in the indictment to elude arrest.
After placing Yager on their “Most Wanted” list for ten years, U.S. Marshals tracked the suspect to a possible location in Mexico.
They asked Mexican authorities to arrest a man who fit Yager’s description at a bar near Rosarito, Baja California.
The suspect first told law enforcement he was David and showed them several identification cards with the name “David Michael Dorian.”
But after further questioning, the man admitted to being Randy Yager, U.S. Marshals say.
Mexican officials took the suspect to a Tijuana facility, where they positively identified him.
On Thursday, Yager was turned over to the U.S. Marshals at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He is now being held at the Western Regional Detention Facility in San Diego, and he will make his next court appearance on Oct. 30 for identity and detention hearing.