CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Local and federal law enforcement officials on Wednesday raided a known hang-out of Outlaws Motorcycle Club members, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said.
Members of the Lake County Metropolitan Homicide Unit and representatives from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant Wednesday at a home in the 4800 block of West 41st Place, Buncich said.
Buncich confirmed the raid was conducted as part of the ongoing investigation into the June 7 homicide of Gerald Yager.
Yager, 68, of the 5100 block of Washington Street, was found dead with his throat slashed and his hands cuffed in front of him inside his burning home.
His younger brother, Randy, is is the former leader of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.
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Randy Yager was arrested in Mexico in the fall of 2014 after spending 17 years as a fugitive and 10 years on the U.S. Marshals Services' most wanted list.
The younger Yager was indicted in Milwaukee in May on charges of racketeering and conspiracy related to his alleged role in murders, bombings and arsons aimed at rival motorcycle clubs in the 1990s.
Buncich said earlier this month Gerald Yager was also a member of the Outlaws, but was not involved at the high level of his brother.
Family members told police Gerald Yager received written death threats prior to his killing he believed were from his brother, who is incarcerated.