GREELEY, CO —
A Colorado jail inmate who allegedly belongs to a notorious prison gang was charged with trying to arrange the murder of a prosecutor.
Thirty-two-year-old Billie Allen of Canon City is charged with solicitation of first-degree murder, the Greeley Tribune reported Saturday.
Allen is accused of trying to arrange the death of Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke, who filed drug and weapons charges against Allen last year.
Allen is in the Weld County jail awaiting trial in the drugs and weapons case. Online jail records didn’t indicate whether he has a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
Authorities say Allen is a member of the 211 Crew, a white supremacist prison gang.
BY: Associated Press
PUBLISHED: The Denver Channel