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Member of white supremacist gang arrested; was wanted in Colorado prisons chief killing probe

  • This combo made from photos released by the El Paso County, Colo., Sheriff's office shows Thomas James Guolee, 31, left, and James Franklin Lohr, 47, who are wanted for questioning in the Tom Clements homicide investigation. Lohr is described as 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with blond hair, brown eyes and several tattoos. Guolee is a 31 year old male described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and several tattoos. (AP Photo/El Paso Sheriff)

    This combo made from photos released by the El Paso County, Colo., Sheriff's office shows Thomas James Guolee, 31, left, and James Franklin Lohr, 47, who are wanted for questioning in the Tom Clements homicide investigation. Lohr is described as 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with blond hair, brown eyes and several tattoos. Guolee is a 31 year old male described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and several tattoos. (AP Photo/El Paso Sheriff)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows paroled inmate Evan Spencer Ebel. Colorado's governor announced a sweeping review of the state's prison and parole operations Thursday, April 4, 2013, as more evidence piled up showing how Ebel, a white supremacist gang member, slipped through the cracks in the criminal justice system to become a suspect in the killing of the state's prisons chief. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows paroled inmate Evan Spencer Ebel. Colorado's governor announced a sweeping review of the state's prison and parole operations Thursday, April 4, 2013, as more evidence piled up showing how Ebel, a white supremacist gang member, slipped through the cracks in the criminal justice system to become a suspect in the killing of the state's prisons chief. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows Thomas Guolee. El Paso County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said Wednesday, April 3, 2013 that deputies are seeking Guolee, 31, and 47-year-old James Lohr, members of a white supremacist prison gang, in connection with the death of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements. He says their names surfaced during the investigation and the men could be headed to Nevada or Texas. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections)

    This undated photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows Thomas Guolee. El Paso County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said Wednesday, April 3, 2013 that deputies are seeking Guolee, 31, and 47-year-old James Lohr, members of a white supremacist prison gang, in connection with the death of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements. He says their names surfaced during the investigation and the men could be headed to Nevada or Texas. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities have arrested a member of a white supremacist gang linked to the killing Colorado's prisons chief, who was shot answering the door of his home last month.

El Paso County sheriff's spokesman Jeff Kramer says James Lohr was taken into custody early Friday. Lohr was wanted for questioning in the murder of Colorado Corrections Director Tom Clements. It's unclear if Lohr has been charged.

Authorities believe the Lohr was in contact with gang associate Evan Ebel days before the murders of Clements and pizza delivery man Nate Leon. Police say they believe Ebel killed Leon and Clements before he was killed in a shootout in Texas. His motive in the killings isn't clear.

According to the television station (http://tinyurl.com/d8bj8vt ), Lohr was arrested by Colorado Springs police after a short foot chase when police tried to stop a car.