— A Hells Angel Motorcycle club member accused of murdering a woman who insulted the group at a party has been captured in Argentina, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported.
Paul Eischeid, 39, a former stockbroker, was on the lam for eight years and was one of the 15 most wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service, the paper said.
It reported that in 2001 Eischeid, a member of the Hells Angels chapter in Mesa, allegedly kidnapped the woman, Cynthia Garcia, and later beat and stabbed her to death.
The Marshals Service said Eischeid was detained in Buenos Aires in an operation involving U.S. law enforcement officers, Argentine police and Interpol, the Republic said.
"Eischeid's crimes were horrendous, and his potential for continued violence made his arrest a priority," Stacia Hylton, director of the U.S. Marshals Service, said, according to the paper.
The Republic said Eischeid was arrested in 2003, but had been released from jail because he had a clean record and a professional background. He was also indicted for drug trafficking and racketeering violations.
It added that he disappeared after removing an electronic monitoring device he had been required to wear.
Tom Henman, a Marshals Service spokesman in Arizona, told the paper that Eischeid had changed his appearance, putting on some weight, growing "a goatee with the beard part down to his chest" and shaving his head.
Three men took part in the killings, according to court records, including one man who was an informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and did not serve time in prison. The third man is awaiting trial.
All three were part of an investigation into the Hells Angels, called Operation Black Biscuit, which ended when the case collapsed in court because of problems with informers and evidence, the Republic said.