A judge has set bond at $1 million for a man involved in a shootout with Colorado Springs police responding to a report of a home burglary.
The Gazette reports 34-year-old Thomas James Guolee appeared in court Wednesday on 19 counts, including attempted murder of a police officer and attempted burglary.
Guolee was arrested after a Dec. 30 attempted burglary and shootout with police, which ended when he crashed a vehicle and was wounded by officers. No officers were injured in the shooting and Guolee suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Property records show the home belonged to a former prison employee. A Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman confirmed the owner was a former corrections officer who left his job Dec. 21.
Guolee was taken into custody in 2013 as a person of interest in the shooting death of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements. Goulee later told our partners at the Denver Post that he knew nothing about the murder and that he had not talked to the murder suspect, Evan Ebel, since they were in prison together. However, police believed Goulee and another former inmate had contact with Ebel in the days before the murder.
At the time, Goulee said he was arrested on outstanding warrants unrelated to Clements' death. Records obtained by Denver7 show Goulee was arrested on a parole violation at the time.