COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A man whose name came up during the investigation into the murder of Colorado's prisons chief is headed to prison on unrelated charges.
4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May says James Lohr pleaded guilty to vehicular eluding and Possession of a weapon by a previous offender. He was sentenced to 10.5 years behind bars.
Investigators think Lohr is a member of the 211 Crew prison gang. They say his name came up during the investigation into the murder of Colorado prison's chief Tom Clements.
Another 211 Crew member, Evan Ebel, is believed to have killed Clements. Investigators think Lohr spoke with Ebel in the days before the murder. Ebel later died in a shootout with police in Texas.
The charges that put Lohr behind bars this time stemmed from an April 5, 2013 incident in which police say Lohr refused to stop when they tried to pull him over near Platte and Union. Police say Lohr threw a gun from his car during the pursuit.