Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Colorado authorities are looking for two men, wanted in connection to the shooting death of the state's top prison official.
47-year-old James Lohr and 31-year-old Thomas Guolee, are members of the white supremacist prison gang the 211's. Our sister-station KKTV in Colorado Springs reports that the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has warrants out for the arrest of the two men for separate charges, but are being sought in connection to the shooting death of Colorado state prison director Tom Clements.
Clements was gunned down at his home in Monument, Colorado two weeks ago. Authorities say another 211 gang member, Evan Ebel, was shot and later died, after an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement, following a high-speed chase. He is believed to be Clement's killer and was likely behind the shooting death of a Papa John's delivery driver in Tulsa.
Investigators are working to determine if the 211 gang is also behind the slaying of prosecutors in Texas.
A "Be On The Look Out" notice was issued Wednesday evening in Colorado and Kansas. However, it's unclear if the men have left the Colorado-area.
Earlier Wednesday, the so-called leader of the 211 gang, Benjamin Davis, had his racketeering sentence reaffirmed. Davis was sentenced to 108 years in federal prison.
It's not known if the murder of Clements, or of prosecutors in Texas are connected to Davis.