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Person of interest in Clements murder case appears in court

James Lohr in Court

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A wanted member of the white supremacist gang, the  211 Crew, was in court today. James Lohr is a person of interest in the Tom Clements murder investigation.

CSPD arrested James Lohr around 3 a.m. in the 200 block of Cedar Street.  He was booked at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. He faces evasion and traffic related charges not directly related to the Clements case.

His bond was set at $250,000 and he will be back in court on April 18.

According to newly released court documents, police were trying to pull Lohr over at the intersection Hancock Avenue and Bijou Street. Police officers at the intersection said Lohr didn't stop.  He took off running. Police captured Lohr about half a mile away in the 200 block of Cedar Street. 

Investigators said Lohr was not a suspect, but he was a person of interest in their investigation in Evan Ebel. Ebel was the Denver parolee that is believed to have killed Department of Corrections prison chief Tom Clements and Nathan Leon. Ebel died in a shootout with law enforcement in March. 

The DOC and El Paso County are still looking for Thomas Goulee. He is also a member of the 211 Crew, the same white supremacist gang Ebel joined in prison.  Deputies suspect Lohr and Goulee were in contact with Ebel 24-36 hours before Clements' slaying.

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