Apr 5, 2013 4:16 PM by Patricia Collier
Colorado Springs, CO - As part of the Tom Clements homicide investigation, a collaborative effort between the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Springs Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation resulted in the apprehension of James Lohr who had been previously named as a person of interest in the Tom Clements case and whom also had outstanding warrants for his arrest unrelated to the current investigation.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. Lohr was seen by law enforcement officers leaving a business along Platte Avenue east of Union Boulevard. Officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department attempted to stop the vehicle Lohr was driving and the vehicle fled. A short vehicle pursuit followed and Lohr fled on foot after the vehicle he was driving became disabled near Bijou Street and Hancock Avenue. A search of the area was conducted and Lohr was taken into custody without incident by officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department at approximately 3:25 a.m. in the 200 block of Cedar Street.
James Lohr has been booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center for Felony Eluding, several traffic offenses, and for the three outstanding arrest warrants unrelated to this investigation.
Vehicular Eluding, class 5 Felony, bond $250,000; Reckless Driving; Speed Limits; Fail to Obey Traffic Control Device
Warrant #1 - El Paso County - Failure to Comply on Third Degree Assault and Harassment, bond $5000
Warrant #2 - Las Animas County - Violation of Bail/Bond Conditions, bond $500
Warrant #3 - Las Animas County - Failure to Appear / Contempt of Court on Violation of Protection Order, bond $1500
The investigation of the shooting of Tom Clements remains active and no additional information will be shared at this time regarding the activities described above.