- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A felon who was questioned but not charged in the killing of Colorado’s prisons chief is headed back to prison after pleading guilty to shooting at a police officer in Colorado Springs.

Thomas Guolee (GOO’-lee) was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday after reaching a plea deal.

The 35-year-old shot at least once in the direction of an officer after police say he tried to break into the home of a former state prison guard in December. The attempt sparked fears of retaliation against corrections workers following the killing of Tom Clements but prosecutor Martha McKinney told The Gazette (https://bit.ly/2cfDiPV ) that she had no definitive evidence about his motive.

Guolee, who has spent much of the last 15 years in prison or on parole, told the judge he was sorry.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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