DENVER — Thomas Guolee, a suspected member of the white supremacist 211 Crew and an associate of murder suspect Evan Ebel, has been arrested, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday evening.
Police have been seeking Guolee, 31, since last week. He and another man, James Lohr, were wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Colorado Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements.
“At approximately 5:30 PM, Thomas Guolee, a person of interest in the Tom Clements murder investigation was taken into custody on an active felony warrant by local authorities in Colorado Springs,” a sheriff’s office statemtn says.
He was being held without bond on a violation of parole.
Guolee’s parents told FOX31 Denver they are glad he’s back in custody without incident… and safe.
Clements was widely recognized for cracking down on prison gangs, including the 211 Crew. He is thought to have been shot at his home by Ebel, who was out of prison on parole.
Investigators have said they were looking into whether Ebel might have conspired with other inmates to kill Clements.
Before shooting Clements, Ebel may have killed part-time pizza deliveryman Nathan Leon.
Authorities have speculated Ebel might have killed Leon for his uniform so he could use it as a disguise in the killing of Clements, who was gunned down on March 19 after he opened his front door.
Due to a clerical error, Ebel was released early on parole, which he later violated.
He had been sentenced to eight years in prison in 2005 for armed robbery. In 2008, he was sentenced to another four years — to be served consecutively — for punching a prison guard.
Two days after killing Clements, Ebel died in northern Texas in a gun battle with authorities that left a sheriff’s deputy wounded.