White supremacist arrested in connection to Tom Clements' murder
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:28:35 GMT —
Authorities arrested a white supremacist gang member linked to the killing of Colorado's prisons chief Tom Clements.
Clements was shot when he answered the door of his home in Monument, Colo., last month.
The El Paso County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Kramer said James Lohr was taken into custody early Friday. Lohr was wanted for questioning in the murder of Clements. It's unclear if Lohr has been charged.
Authorities think Lohr was in contact with gang associate Evan Ebel just days before the murders of Clements and a pizza delivery man. Police said 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 KDRO-TV, Lohr was arrested by Colorado Springs police after a short foot chase when police tried to stop a car.
Clements worked for the Missouri Department of Corrections in Jefferson City for more than three decades. He lived in Columbia and attended Woodcrest Chapel.
A memorial service for Clements is being held Friday at 4 p.m. at Woodcrest Chapel in Columbia.