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Aug 26, 2013 8:37 AM by Lacey Steele

El Paso Co. judge reportedly under protection after 211 Crew threats

After threats from the gang 211 Crew, an El Paso County judge reportedly went into hiding.

He is expected back in his court this morning.

Judge Jonathan Walker may have left for part of this month because of possible threats from members of the prison gang, the 211 Crew.

This is according to the Denver Post after an anonymous source told the paper about the threats.

Supposedly, Judge Walker went into hiding, bought a gun, and was placed under police protection after being warned of the threats, according to the source.

Gang leaders allegedly ordered a "hit" against Walker in retaliation for his part in the investigation into the slaying of prisons chief Tom Clements.

Walker signed roughly 20 search warrants against numerous members of the white supremacist gang after suspect Evan Ebel, also a 211 member, shot and killed both Clements and Nathan Leon of Denver.

The anonymous source claims three criminal sources warned about the threats against Judge Walker, two of those were jail informants.

Other state authorities, including the governor, have been under special protection since Clements was killed.



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