COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A fugitive wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Colorado prison chief Tom Clements was taken into custody on Thursday evening.
Law enforcement across Colorado has been looking for Thomas Guolee since last week. He was one of two men wanted for questioning.
Guolee was being held by a Colorado Springs Police officer. Details on where or how he was apprehended have not been released.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said Guolee and James Lohr are not suspects in Clements murder but their names surfaced during the investigation.
Lohr, 47, and Guolee, 31, are members of the 211 Crew, the same white supremacist gang the Evan Ebel belonged to before he was shot and killed in a Texas shootout last month.
Ebel is believed to have gunned down Clements at his home in Monument on March 19 and also killed Nathan Leon, a pizza delivery man days before.
“Tommy would give you his last five bucks if you needed it, but honestly I don’t know what he is thinking right now,” Guolee’s mother Deborah Eck said. “If he didn’t have anything to do with this he should be turning himself in right now. Somehow, some way he’s being brought into this.”
Authorities haven’t said whether talking to Lohr has helped their investigation into how Clements was killed. El Paso County sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer said Monday that investigators are still trying to determine whether other people were involved.
Lohr is being held on suspicion of vehicular eluding, reckless driving and speeding. He was previously wanted for three outstanding warrants unrelated to the Clements case.
He appeared in court by video from jail on Monday and didn’t speak except to answer a barely audible “no” when asked if he had any questions.
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