Mother pleads for surrender of alleged 211 Crew member Thomas Guolee
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The mother of an alleged "associate" of a white supremacist prison gang tells 7NEWS she wants her son to turn himself in after his name came up during the investigation into the murder of Colorado prison chief Tom Clements.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office was quick to say Thomas Guolee, 31, and another man were not suspects in Clements' murder, but did say both men have active arrest warrants in other cases. They both may be linked to the man suspected of killing Clements through their membership in the "211 Crew."
"Come home to me and see your daughter for a few minutes and then let me call the police and have them come and get you," said Deborah Eck, Guolee's mother. "I'd rather have that then them call me and tell me he's dead."
Guolee has tattoos down his legs of the words "White" and "Power," his mother said.
Eck also said she hadn't heard from him in about three weeks.
"I don’t know what to say, other than he needs to turn himself in and get off the streets. Because the more he’s out there, the more something could happen," she said.
Eck continued, "My heart feels like if he gets out of a car, and make one little move, they’re going to shoot."
The other alleged 211 Crew member law enforcement are on the lookout for is 47-year-old James Lohr.
Sheriff's investigators don't know the whereabouts of Lohr and Guolee or if they are together, but spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer said it's possible one or both of them could be headed to Nevada or Texas.
An "official safety bulletin" about the men was broadcast over police radio traffic early Wednesday evening.
"Officer safety bulletin, extreme caution: The El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Department of Corrections requesting all law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the following parties," said a dispatcher.
Kramer said his office has received several tips since photos of Lohr and Guolee were released to the public.
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