(Photo: Colorado Department of Corrections/AP)
(USA Today) -- Investigators in Colorado issued an alert Wednesday seeking two members of a white supremacist prison gang in connection with the slaying of that state's prisons director.
El Paso County, Colo., sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said authorities are seeking James Lohr, 47, and Thomas Guolee, 31, in connection with the death of Tom Clements, who was killed at the door of his home in Monument, Colo., near Colorado Springs March 19, The Associated Press reported.
Kramer could not be reached immediately.
The Denver Post reported that both Guolee and Lohr are members of a white supremacist prison gang called 211 Crew.
Colorado officials have said Even Ebel, who died in a shootout with Texas authorities, had a gun that matched the bullets that killed Clements and was a member of that same gang. Ebel was also a suspect in the shooting death of a pizza delivery driver two days before Clements was killed.
Kramer said Guolee and Lohr could be headed to Nevada or Texas and are considered armed and dangerous. No description of a vehicle was provided.
"Because of the circumstances where you have violent folks who are willing to execute a DOC official, we don't want to underestimate these guys," Kramer told the Post.
Both Lohr and Guolee have extensive criminal records.
Lohr's record dates back more than 25 years including burglary, domestic violence, escape, theft and fraud, and he has warrants issued for his arrest for bail violation and a protection order order violation, the newspaper said. Guolee is on parole with a record including assault, fraud, robbery, forgery and menacing.