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Another purported white supremacist arrested in Colorado prison chief slaying

An alleged white supremacist gang member wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Colorado's prisons chief was arrested on Thursday.



Thomas Guolee, 31, was arrested by Colorado Springs and state police, NBC affiliate KUSA reported.

Guolee is a parolee who served a prison sentence for intimidating a witness and giving a pawn broker false information, among other charges, the Associated Press reported.

While in prison, Guolee is believed to have joined the 211 Crew, a white supremacist gang formed in the mid-1990s.

A week ago, James Lohr, 47, another alleged 211 Crew member, was arrested in Colorado Springs after he led police on a short car chase and then fled on foot. He was charged with eluding law enforcement and held on three unrelated outstanding warrants, including a bail violation and a violation of a protection order.

Police have not called either Guolee or Lohr suspects, but say their names surfaced during the investigation into Colorado prison director Tom Clements' slaying.

Guolee's mother told KUSA on Thursday evening that she is relieved that her son is in custody.

"Thank god. It was way overdue," Debbie Eck told the station. "I just want him to get things taken care of so he can be a part of his daughter's life. My heart's been hurting. Now that I know he's in custody, I can kinda take a sigh of relief." 

Evan Ebel, also said to be a 211 Crew member, is the only suspect police have named in the March 19 shooting death of Clements, who was gunned down apparently while opening the door to his home.

Ebel, who is also suspected in the slaying of a pizza deliveryman Nathan Leon two days earlier, was shot and killed in a shootout with Texas police on March 21.

Police said they found bomb-making materials and a pizza delivery uniform in Ebel’s car.

NBC News' Matthew DeLuca contributed to this report.

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