DENVER — Both of the suspected white supremacist prison gang members whose names surfaced during an investigation into the killing of Colorado’s prisons chief are behind bars as investigators try to determine whether a man recently paroled from solitary confinement acted alone in the slaying.
Colorado Springs authorities arrested Thomas Guolee, 31, around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Colorado Springs, according to El Paso County sheriff’s officials.
They have not released the circumstances or details of his arrest.
He was being held without bond for a parole violation, sheriff’s officials said.
The arrest came nearly a week after another alleged member of the 211 Crew, James Lohr, in Colorado Springs after a short chase. Lohr, 47, is now being held on charges including vehicular eluding.
Investigators say the two are not suspects in the shooting death of Tom Clements, the Colorado Department of Corrections head,but their names came up during the investigation. Authorities last week told law enforcement officers to look out for both men, who had outstanding warrants unrelated to Clements’ death.
Evan Ebel is the only suspect that has been named in the killing of Clements, who was shot when he answered his front door March 19, and of Nathan Leon, a father of three who was shot March 17 while working as a pizza delivery man.
Ebel was later killed in a shoot-out with North Texas authorities. A pizza uniform and pizza carrier were found in Ebel’s car, leading investigators to look into whether Leon may have been killed for his uniform to help persuade Clements to open his door.
The gun Ebel used in Texas is the same one used to kill Clements. But Lieutenant Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that investigators still have not determined whether he was the one who killed Clements and whether anyone else may have been involved.
The investigation has included looking at Ebel’s possible contacts with members of the 211 Crew, a white supremacist prison gang with members both inside and outside prison.