Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Alleged Ohio Killer Found In Arizona 12/9/2008 3:16:00 PM; Nearly 30 years after the crime, a motorcycle gang member on the lam since 1979 may be coming home to Northeast Ohio thanks to the long memory and longer arm of the law reaching all the way to Arizona. (Randy "Mad Mark" Yager, Outlaws Motorcyle Gang also on the run). Ronald Stahlman, 55, was arrested in Arizona and is awaiting extradition on a Warren, Ohio murder charge dating back to 1979. (photo: U.S. Marshal Service). Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Arizona WANTED Task Force arrested Ronald Stahlman, 55, in Payson, AZ. In 1979 a warrant was issued in Warren, Ohio for the arrest of Ronald Stahlman for Homicide. Shortly after the allegations were made Stahlman fled Ohio and hadn't been heard from since.

It is alleged that the homicide occurred when Stahlman, then a member of the Outlaws Motorcycle gang, and some friends were involved in an assault in Warren, Ohio. During the assault it is alleged that Stahlman stabbed the victim numerous times killing him. After the incident Stahlman fled Ohio and had been a fugitive since then. In 2005 Deputy U.S. Marshals and members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force joined the hunt for Stahlman. Since then information was developed that Stahlman had fled Ohio and at some point started a new life in Arizona using the name James O'Neil and was living in various Phoenix, Arizona area neighborhoods. Stahlman's run from the law ended when Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from the Arizona WANTED Task Force along with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, arrested Stahlman at his residence. Stahlman is currently awaiting extradition back to Ohio.

"It is gratifying to see the work the Warren Police Department and the United States Marshals Service put into this case. Justice delayed is justice denied but hopefully there will be justice in this case, said Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins. Warren Police Chief John Mandopoulos added, "Whenever the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force works on a case it is a total team effort and that is what makes this partnership so great." United States Marshal Peter J. Elliott praised the work of Deputies and law enforcement officers adding, "The cooperation between our task force partners continues to benefit all of the communities in Northern Ohio and across the country by effectively locating and apprehending those that evade the law. Violent fugitives, such as this, will continue to be sought and arrested no matter where they attempt to hide." Source: U.S. Marshal's Office.

Another member of the same biker gang, Outlaws Motorcylce Gang, is also on the run; To neighbors in Gary, Ind., Randy Mark Yager was a nice guy, always eager to lend a helping hand. But to the Outlaw Motorcycle Club, "Mad" was a vicious leader who was feared by his enemies and allies alike. And to the U.S. Marshalls office, he is one of America’s 15 most wanted fugitives. Reward: Up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest of this dirt bag. See my prior post on the Outlaws Mororcycle Gang, Monday, November 24, 2008 FOX NEWS WANTED: Randy Mark 'Mad' Yager, REWARD $25,000, he works as a car theif, Margaret Jelovic May Be In Tow.

UPDATE: April 10, 2009 After a 30-year search and a brief three-day trial, an Ohio murder suspect who was living in Payson under an assumed name, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday, prosecutors said. Ronald E. Stahlman, 56, was sentenced to one to 10 years after changing his plea to guilty three days into a jury trial in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Stahlman pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter relating to the night 18-year-old Bernard Williamson of Warren, Ohio was stabbed back in April 1979, said Chris Becker, chief trial counsel for the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office.


Bill Warner
Private Investigator
Phone 941-926-1926