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.
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.
“ATF is working hand-in-hand with the Marshals Service to bring Paul
Eischeid to justice,” said Acting ATF Director Michael J. Sullivan.
“He’s a dangerous and violent criminal who needs to be apprehended.”
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. The U.S.
Marshals Service is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to
his capture. Persons with information about his whereabouts are asked to
contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-800-336-0102; those with information may
remain anonymous. Updates and additional information can be obtained at
www.USMarshals.gov; Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at
www.ATF.gov ; and “America’s Most
Wanted” at www.AMW.com.