2 with gang tie sought in Colo. prison chief death

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

DENVER (AP) -- Authorities investigating the death of Colorado's prisons' chief are telling law enforcement officers to watch out for two men associated with a white supremacist prison gang.

El Paso County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer says deputies are seeking 47-year-old James Lohr and 31-year-old Thomas Guolee in connection with the death of Tom Clements.

Kramer says they aren't suspects, but their names surfaced during the investigation. They could possibly be headed to Nevada or Texas but aren't necessarily together.

Kramer said Wednesday that both men are associates of the 211 Crew. That's the same gang whose members included Evan Ebel, who is suspected of fatally shooting Clements on March 19 and a pizza delivery driver two days earlier.

Ebel was killed in a shootout with Texas authorities after their deaths.

GANG LEADER SENTENCED

One of the founders of a white supremacist prison gang in Colorado has been re-sentenced to 108 years in prison.

A Denver judge on Wednesday reaffirmed the 108-year sentence handed down for Benjamin Davis in 2007 for his 211 Crew activities behind bars. He had already been serving a 30-year sentence for robbery.

In February, the state appeals court ordered that a judge review whether the 38-year-old should serve the sentences back-to-back for 138 years total or 108 years, which might give Davis a chance at parole.

Davis told Judge William Robbins that he didn't kill anyone. Robbins wasn't moved. He said Davis hadn't shown any respect for the law or others and shouldn't be out on the streets in 40 or 50 years.

Another appeal is likely.


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