Alleged White Supremacist Arrested in Connection with Colorado Prison Chief's Death

Published 04/05 2013 10:43AM

Updated 04/05 2013 10:45AM

Colorado police have arrested a man who was sought for questioning in the slaying of the state's top prisons official.

James Lohr, 47, was arrested by the Colorado Springs Police Department, Lt. Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Friday morning. Lohr and Thomas Guolee, 31, another man sought by police, are thought to have connections to the 211 Crew, a white supremacist gang formed in Colorado prisons in the mid-1990s.

The only suspect authorities have named in Clements' death, ex-convict Evan Ebel, is also thought to have had connections to the 211 Crew. Ebel, 28, was killed in a shootout with Texas deputies two days after Clements' death.

Lohr was placed in the custody of the El Paso County Sheriff's department.

No other details of Lohr's arrest were immediately available.

Head of the state corrections department chief Tom Clements was gunned down on March 19, apparently while answering the doorbell at his home in Monument, Colo.

Police are still on the lookout for Guolee, who has been called armed and dangerous.

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