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Apr 5, 2013 8:12 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Man arrested in Colo. corrections director killing

DENVER (AP) - Authorities have arrested a member of a white supremacist gang linked to the killing Colorado's prisons chief, who was shot answering the door of his home last month.

El Paso County sheriff's spokesman Jeff Kramer says James Lohr was taken into custody early Friday. Lohr was wanted for questioning in the murder of Colorado Corrections Director Tom Clements. It's unclear if Lohr has been charged.

Authorities believe the Lohr was in contact with gang associate Evan Ebel days before the murders of Clements and pizza delivery man Nate Leon. Police say they believe Ebel killed Leon and Clements before he was killed in a shootout in Texas. His motive in the killings isn't clear.

According to the television station (http://tinyurl.com/d8bj8vt ), Lohr was arrested by Colorado Springs police after a short foot chase when police tried to stop a car.

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