Raymond Abbott-Baerga, who escaped from a maximum security detention facility in Puerto Rico while awaiting sentencing on federal firearms violations, was added today to the U.S. Marshals Service list of “15 Most Wanted” fugitives by Marshals Service Director John W. Marshall.
Baerga, 38, used the alias Robo-Cop while smuggling weapons, such as AR-15’s and other automatic rifles, out of Orlando, Florida and selling them in Puerto Rico. The weapons ultimately were being distributed to local gangs and drug cartels in Puerto Rico that had strong ties to groups in Colombia.
Baerga was arrested in February 1992, by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who seized numerous firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories while executing a search warrant on his suitcases as he traveled from Miami to Puerto Rico. He pled guilty to weapons smuggling in April 1992, and was scheduled to be sentenced in Federal court when he escaped, amid a hail of gunfire, from the maximum security penitentiary in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on July 3, 1992.
Director Marshall cautioned that “due to the violent nature of Baerga’s criminal background, he should be considered armed and quite dangerous.” It is believed that Baerga continues to be involved in the illegal trafficking of firearms.
Raymond Abbott Baerga is a white male, born April 7, 1961, in Miami, Florida. He is 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 160 lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair and has slash marks (scars) on both wrists.
Reputed Child Pornographer
David Benjamin Creamer — charged with distribution of child pornography, transportation of obscene materials, firearms violations, money laundering and income tax evasion — has been added to the United States Marshals Service “15 Most Wanted” fugitive list. Director John Marshall today announced the addition of Creamer, wanted in the District of Arizona since December 1997 for violating the terms of his pretrial release.
Investigation of Creamer, 53, began in 1993, focusing on the sales and distribution of CD-ROMs containing child pornography, obscenity and bestiality. The president and founder of the distribution company was Creamer. Between 1992 and 1995, he produced more than 100,000 diskettes for worldwide distribution. His company grossed more than $2.3 million in sales from 1994-95.
“Every time he sent out a new disk, those children were being exploited again,” said Supervisory Deputy Marshal Rick Lovelace, District of Arizona (Tucson sub-office). Lovelace leads the investigation to find Creamer.
In September 1995, a search warrant executed by the U.S. Customs Service, Internal Revenue Service and the Tucson (Ariz.) Police Department at an office and two airplane hangars leased by Creamer turned up many valuable items, allegedly purchased with the proceeds of his illegal business dealings. Items seized included 70 firearms, 80,000 rounds of ammunition and $120,000 in U.S. currency. U.S. Customs Service also seized a Cessna aircraft, two automobiles, two trailers, a 19-foot Larson Runabout boat and seven acres of land in Pima County, Ariz.
“He was living in a section of Tucson where people don’t have garages. They have airplane hangars,” said Lovelace.
In June 1997, a federal grand jury in Arizona indicted Creamer on 23 counts of criminal activity. He was arrested, arraigned and released on bond that same month. A trial date was set for March 1998, but he failed to report to Pretrial Services in December 1997. He has been on the lam since then.
“He’ll probably assume a new life, doing what he has done before in another part of the country,” said Lovelace.
Washington, DC – Paul Merle Eischeid — the newest addition to the U.S. Marshals famed “15 Most Wanted” fugitives list — is sought in connection with the brutal murder of a Phoenix, AZ, woman. The former Charles Schwab stockbroker who joined the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club also is sought by federal authorities for fleeing indictments on Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) charges, and Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona, asked the U.S. Marshals to assist in apprehending Eischeid, 35, for questioning in the murder of Cynthia Garcia. “Paul Eischeid is on the U.S. Marshals ’15 Most Wanted’ fugitives list for two reasons,” said U.S. Marshal Service Director John F. Clark. “First, the murder-and-mauling charge he faces is one of the most grisly in recent American criminal history. Second, Eischeid threatens an extraordinarily wide range of Americans. He’s a former stockbroker who appears studious, clean cut, and personable, but he’s a member of the Hells Angels gang. He is widely traveled and poses a violent risk to anyone with whom he comes in contact.”
In 2003, Eischeid was arrested after being indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for RICO and Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering — including counts of kidnapping and murder. Several additional Hells Angels members also were indicted. Due to Eischeid’s career as a stockbroker and his relatively clean criminal record, he was released on his personal recognizance and placed on federal pretrial release with electronic monitoring.
During their investigation, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) learned Eischeid allegedly was involved in Garcia’s murder. Eischeid, however, had removed the monitoring device and later fled Arizona. U.S. Marshal David Gonzales stated that, “Eischeid is believed to be aided by fellow Hells Angels members, and could be in any of 22 countries worldwide that have club chapters.” Eischeid reportedly has been sighted in numerous states and countries. Recently, he was seen in Calgary, Canada. An arrest warrant was issued by Canadian Immigration Services for illegal entry.
Eischeid is a white male, 5’ 7” tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. His last name is tattooed on his stomach, and numerous full-color tattoos cover his arms, chest and back. He weighs 190 pounds and may wear glasses.
| WASHINGTON – Joseph Allen Garcia to the service’s 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. Garcia is wanted in Texas on charges of murder, manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and failure to appear. He is also wanted on a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
In December 2003, Garcia and two associates allegedly traveled to a residence in Laredo, Texas, with the intent of provoking a fight with another group of young men. Upon arriving at the residence, Garcia reportedly pulled out an AK-47 assault rifle and opened fire into the group, killing 18-year-old Mario Gonzalez and wounding three others. Authorities arrested Garcia the day after the murder, but he was out on bond within weeks.
Garcia was into trouble again by August 2004, when he allegedly shot and wounded a young man after an argument over stereo speakers. Garcia was arrested for attempted murder and again posted bond. He was later indicted for murder when the young man died from his wounds. Four months later in December 2004, authorities arrested Garcia for possession of drugs. He posted bond and apparently decided to try life on the run. Garcia was scheduled to appear in court in March 2005, but he was a no-show and authorities have been looking for him ever since.
In January 2006, the Laredo Police Department and the Webb County Sheriff’s Department contacted the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force – Laredo Division for assistance in locating and apprehending Garcia. He was classified as a U.S. Marshals Major Case until being upgraded today to the 15 Most Wanted.
“Garcia has displayed a propensity for violence and continues to live a life of crime. Capturing him is one of our highest priorities,” said Director John F. Clark of the U.S. Marshals Service. “We will use all available resources to bring this violent criminal to justice.”
Authorities suspect Garcia is a member of the Zetas, the enforcers for the Mexican Gulf Cartel. Garcia also is known to be associated with the Mexican mafia and is believed to be involved in the drug trade. He is likely living in Mexico and making frequent crossings into California and Texas.
Garcia is a 21-year-old Hispanic male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He has scars on his left eye, chest and right ankle.
ACCUSED MURDERER AND CHILD MOLESTER
|Washington, DC – Daniel William Hiers, Jr. seemed to be a good cop, a faithful public servant for the city of Charleston, South Carolina. But, he betrayed his badge in the worst way, using it to gain the trust of a single mother with a young daughter, then allegedly molesting the 10-year-old child over a period of months. On November 24, 2004, Hiers, 32, was arrested by the North Charleston Police Department for committing lewd acts on a child under the age of 16 and was released on bond. He was promptly suspended from the police force.|
|The Dorchester County, SC Sheriff’s Department subsequently filed additional charges against Hiers for first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Hiers was scheduled to surrender on those charges on March 15, 2005, but failed to meet his lawyer at the sheriff’s department. When Hiers’ mother looked for him at his house, he was nowhere to be found. What was found in Hiers’ bedroom was the body of his 24-year-old wife, Ludimila, killed with a gunshot to the head. Neighbors observed Hiers leaving the house several hours before the gruesome discovery was made. On March 31, 2005, the Goose Creek, SC Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Hiers, alleging that he murdered his wife.Despite an intensive manhunt, South Carolina authorities have been unable to locate Hiers, and requested the assistance of “Operation Intercept”, a U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task force. The U.S. Marshals Service has obtained a federal warrant for Hiers for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Hiers is described as a white male, age 32, 6’03”, 210 pounds with blues eyes and blond hair. He has eleven years of police experience, is trained in the martial arts, and maintains a high level of fitness. He is believed to be armed with a .40 caliber Glock pistol and may possess a bullet-resistant vest.|
| WASHINGTON – Robert Lee King, 45, allegedly murdered his girlfriend Dorothy Smith and attempted to murder her 20-year-old daughter Diana Dec. 1, 2005.
Diana Smith says she was awakened by an argument between her mother and King at 4 a.m., went to her mother’s bedroom and witnessed King standing over and striking her mother. The 20-year-old ran from the room to call for help, but says King chased after her. She tried to lock herself in her bedroom, but King broke through the door, attacked her with a sharp object and cut her neck. King then fled from the home.
After King left the house, Diana Smith went to check on her mother and found her lying on the bedroom floor bleeding profusely from a cut on her neck. When rescue personnel arrived, Dorothy Smith was pronounced dead on the scene and her daughter was transported to the hospital in critical condition. She was later able to identify King in a photo line up as the man who attacked her and her mother.
“Robert Lee King’s vicious attack on the Smith family reveals his total lack of human decency. Capturing him is one of our highest priorities,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director John F. Clark. “We will use all available resources to bring this violent criminal to justice.”
Diana Smith has made a full recovery and continues to assist law enforcement in capturing the man she claims so callously took her mother from her.
King is a black male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and medium skin tone. He has no known scars or tattoos.
Dangerous Sex Offender
San Diego – Frederick McLean, 54, was charged in San Diego Superior Court in January of 2005 of four counts of child molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. According to investigators, McLean lures his victims into trusting him, then this predator uses that trust to molest and manipulate his victims. One victim estimates McLean molested her over 100 times. The investigation into these heinous acts has found an additional seven victims and investigators fear that McLean is searching for more. Investigators believe McLean has committed these devious acts over a 20 year period and he has no reason to stop.
McLean has been described as being very intelligent and methodical; planning everything he does to the smallest detail. Investigators state McLean knew his crimes would eventually catch up with him and believe he has been planning his run from the law for years. He may have over $100,000 in cash at his disposal. McLean may have changed his appearance to aid in his flight from justice. Investigators say McLean is considered armed and extremely dangerous. He has made numerous statements about suicide and has made it known he would rather die than go to prison.
Here are some clues to help us find him: McLean previously owned a business restoring and selling old race cars. His specialty was CAN-AM racers from the 1960’s and 1970’s, especially Lola chassis race cars. McLean may be driving a small, dark colored pickup truck and may still have a 1955 Chevy in his possession. The Chevy last had a California license plate of 4WQH018. Investigators believe McLean is still in the Northern San Diego County or Southern Riverside areas, but he could be anywhere. He is an experienced camper and has frequented the Anza-Borrego desert and the Cuyumaca Mountains.
McLean is a white male, 5’11, 170 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Wanted for Two Murders, Parole Violation, Illegal Entry into U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Andre Neverson, 39, to its “15 Most Wanted” fugitives list. He is wanted for the murder of his sister and an ex-girlfriend, as well as for parole violation and illegal entry into the United States.
“Three participating agencies of the Marshals Service regional task force in the New York/New Jersey area requested that we adopt this investigation as a major case,” said Assistant Director Bob Finan, head of Marshals Service criminal investigations. “Andre Neverson has a history of violence and numerous prior convictions. He must be brought to justice.”
On July 8, 2002, Neverson allegedly murdered his sister by shooting her in the head and stomach. He allegedly abducted a former girlfriend the next day. The woman was found dead two days later with a mortal wound to the head. At the time of both murders, he was paroled by the state of New York for attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a firearm.
On Nov. 6, 2002, the fugitive, armed with a handgun, allegedly entered the home of another ex-girlfriend in an attempt to visit his daughter. The woman’s brother interrupted the unannounced visit, and Neverson fled with no further incident. The New York City Police Department searched the area for the felon, but never located him.
The fugitive is a black male, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago May 5, 1964. He is about six-feet two-inches tall and weighs approximately 240 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and a muscular build. Investigators believe the wanted man is computer literate.
His criminal history includes one conviction for assault, two for weapons offenses and one for attempted murder. He served nearly five years in the custody of correctional authorities in New York for prior convictions, and was deported July 7, 2000, as an aggravated felon. He illegally re-entered the United States in September 2000 by using a false Jamaican passport.
Due to his past criminal history and the nature of his alleged crimes, he is considered armed and dangerous.
Defrauded Banks of Millions
John Ruffo has been wanted by the Marshals Service Eastern District of Virginia since November 1998, after he failed to self surrender to begin serving the seventeen-and a-half year prison term to which he had been sentenced.
After being named in a 150-count indictment charging him with bank fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, and conspiracy, Ruffo was arrested by the FBI in 1997 and released on a $10 million bond. He and a co-defendant had set up a fraudulent business scheme through which they had defrauded United States and foreign banks of $350 million. Approximately $13 million of the money has still not been recovered.
Ruffo pled guilty to all counts of the indictment in April 1998 and was sentenced to seventeen-and a-half years in Federal prison. At the time of his sentencing Ruffo’s bail was continued and he was ordered by the court to self surrender on November 9, 1998. He became a Federal fugitive after failing to show up at the Federal Correctional Institution Fairton in New Jersey to begin his prison term.
Director Marshall said, “Ruffo may have access to monetary resources which could be helpful to him in evading capture. But, the Marshals Service is determined to see his days as a fugitive brought to an end.”
John Ruffo is a 45-year-old white male with brown eyes and brown (balding) hair. He is 5- feet-5- inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.
“Outlaws” Motorcycle Gang member
48-year-old Randy Mark Yager, head of the Outlaws motorcycle gang in Chicago, has just landed on the U.S. Marshals list of 15 MOST WANTED fugitives. He earned this dubious distinction thanks to a lifetime of violent crime.
Yager was the Regional President of the Outlaws and one of 17 club members indicted by a Wisconsin federal grand jury in June 1997, for violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statutes. The underlying offenses include murder, arson, possession and use of explosives, possession and trafficking in counterfeit U.S. currency, robbery, burglary, trafficking in stolen motor vehicles, and narcotics violations. Yager is the only remaining fugitive in the indictment, and if convicted, faces a maximum term of life in prison.
In June 1997, as federal agents conducted raids and made arrests in this case, Yager was visiting Las Vegas with his girlfriend, Margie Jelovcic (pictured left), and avoided the sweep. He has evaded authorities for the past seven years. Jelovcic, 37, also has disappeared and investigators believe she is traveling with Yager. Her family has filed a missing persons report and there are no outstanding warrants for Jelovcic.
Yager is a white male, 5 ‘ 11“ tall, 235 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes, and he generally wears a mustache, goatee, or beard. He has notable tattoos: a Harley Davidson logo on his left upper arm; Outlaw Indians on his lower left arm; and an eagle on his right arm.
He is considered armed and dangerous.
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