A man linked to a white supremacist gang has been apprehended in Colorado and will be questioned in the shooting death of the state’s prisons chief, officials said Friday.
James Lohr, 47, was taken into custody in Colorado Springs on Friday and turned over to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Jeff Kramer told the Los Angeles Times. Lohr is being held on three outstanding misdemeanor warrants stemming from events unrelated to the shooting of Colorado Corrections Director Tom Clements, the sheriff’s spokesman said by telephone.
Lohr, who was captured after a short chase on foot, is a known associate of a racist prison gang known as the 211 Crew, the same group linked to Evan Ebel, the man believed to have shot Clements when the prison chief opened the door to his home in Monument, Colo., on March 19.
Still being sought is another gang associate, Thomas Guolee, 31, who is wanted on an outstanding felony warrant, Kramer said. Neither Lohr nor Guolee have been called suspects in Clements' death, but their names surfaced during the investigation, Kramer said.