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Apr 5, 2013 7:08 AM by Jeff Langan

BREAKING: James Lohr in custody

UPDATE: Around 4:30am Friday morning, Colorado Springs Police arrested one of two 211 crew members they had been searching for in recent days. El Paso County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Kramer confirmed that James Franklin Lohr, 47, is now in the custody of the sheriff's office. Colorado Springs Police attempted to stop Lohr for a traffic stop at the intersection of Hancock and Bijou in Colorado Springs. However, Lohr took off and was eventually arrested a few blocks away on Cedar Street.

Lohr was wanted for questioning in the killing of Colorado Corrections Director, Tom Clements. Authorities said he is not a suspect in the murder, but his name came up as a person of interest in the investigation. Authorities believe Lohr was in contact with suspect Evan Ebel just days before he allegedly killed Clements and pizza delivery man Nate Leon. Ebel was killed in a shootout in Texas.

Authorities had issued an alert on Wednesday for law enforcement to be on the lookout for Lohr and another wanted member of the white supremacist gang, Thomas Guolee. Police are still looking for Guolee.

According to court documents, Lohr was also wanted on several warrants for his arrest in Las Animas County, including a bail violation and a violation of a protective order.

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The Colorado Springs Police Department has arrested wanted 211 gang member James Lohr.

He is now in the custody of El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Colorado Springs Police tried to pull over James Lohr at Hancock Ave and Bijou Street.

Lohr was later captured on Cedar Street.

No other details are available at this time.

Stay with KOAA for more information.

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