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With 100K Ankle Bracelets, Alarms Often Unheard

GPS devices on offenders give 'false sense of security'

(Newser) - Ankle bracelets that let authorities track parolees and sex offenders released into the community are now being worn by more than 100,000 Americans, but what happens when the alarm sounds? All too often, the answer is nothing, an AP investigation finds. The devices are generating vast numbers of alerts—... More »

Police Arrest 2nd Man Tied to Prisons Chief Murder

Thomas Guolee thought to be in contact with Evan Ebel before killing

(Newser) - The second white supremacist wanted as part of the investigation into the killing of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements was captured yesterday, reports the AP . Thomas Guolee was one of two members of the 211 Crew whose name bubbled up in connection with Clements' death; he was arrested in Colorado... More »

Man Arrested in Colo. Prisons Chief Killing

James Lohr was in contact with suspected shooter Ebel

(Newser) - Police have caught up with one of the two men they were hunting as part of the investigation into the killing of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements . James Lohr was arrested in Colorado Springs earlier today, after a short foot chase that started when police tried to stop a car,... More »

Cops Hunt 2 Gang Members in Colo. Prison Chief Murder

They're associated with white supremacist gang 211 Crew

(Newser) - A new alert issued by the El Paso, Colo., Sheriff's Department provides fresh details on the hunt for those behind the March 19 killing of state prison chief Tom Clements . As the Denver Post reports, investigators are trying to track down two members of the white supremacist gang 211... More »

Colorado Gunman Released 4 Years Early by Mistake

Court blames clerical error for Evan Ebel's release

(Newser) - A clerical error allowed the man suspected of killing Colorado's prisons chief to be released from custody about four years early, officials said today. In 2008, Evan Ebel pleaded guilty to assaulting a prison guard in a court in rural Fremont County. He was to be sentenced to four... More »

Gun That Killed Prisons Chief Traced to Woman

Stevie Marie Vigil, 22, arrested in Colorado

(Newser) - Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents yesterday arrested a woman accused of illegally transferring the gun authorities say was used to kill Colorado's prisons chief. Investigators believe Stevie Marie Vigil, 22, of Commerce City, legally bought the firearm from a licensed dealer in the Denver suburb of Englewood and transferred... More »

Gun in Texas Shootout, Colorado Slaying a Match

Evan Ebel had the weapon used to kill prison chief Tom Clements

(Newser) - Nearly a week after Tom Clements, chief of Colorado's prisons, was fatally shot at his front door , investigators have matched the gun in his slaying to one used by prime suspect Evan Ebel in a shootout with Texas authorities. It's a small part of the puzzle as investigators... More »

Colo. Gov: I Was Caught in 'Nightmare' of Shooting

Good friend Tom Clements was allegedly killed by son of another friend

(Newser) - Still reeling from the shooting death of corrections chief Tom Clements , Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed some of the nation's toughest gun laws into effect on Wednesday. Then it turned out that the suspect in Clements' murder was Evan Spencer Ebel, the troubled son of a good friend of... More »

Solitary Confinement 'Ruined' Colorado Gunman

Evan Ebel went 'completely, deadly wrong': lawyer

(Newser) - The suspected killer of Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements had a decent, middle-class upbringing that went downhill after his sister died in a car accident, USA Today reports. Evan Ebel—who died after a gunfight with police—then started getting into trouble in his Denver suburb, committing robberies, pistol-whipping a... More »

Colorado Suspect Dead

Evan Ebel dies after car chase, shootout

(Newser) - The former Colorado inmate being investigated in the death of the state prisons chief and a pizza deliveryman was pronounced dead today, following his 100-mph car chase and shootout with police in Texas yesterday. His identity still must be officially confirmed by fingerprint analysis, but investigators believe he is Evan... More »

Colorado Suspect Was in White Supremacist Gang

Evan Ebel spent years in solitary confinement

(Newser) - The suspect in the shooting of Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements was a paroled member of a white supremacist prison gang, the Denver Post reports. "What's not known is whether this was ordered or a crime of opportunity," says a corrections official. Evan Ebel, a paroled member... More »

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