Utah Murder Adds to Aryan Brotherhood's Bloody Toll
Posted: June 26, 2007
The Aryan Brotherhood has once again added to their growing list of deadly attacks against law enforcement.
A white supremacist prisoner allegedly shot and killed a corrections officer in Salt Lake City during an escape attempt while on a visit to a hospital.
The prisoner, Curtis Michael Allgier, had been brought from Utah State Prison to the University of Utah Medical Center early on the morning of June 25, 2007, for an MRI by corrections officer Stephen Anderson, 60, the sole escorting officer. Allgier allegedly took Anderson's gun from him, shot him in the head, and then fled.
After fleeing the hospital, it is alleged that Allgier hijacked a car, and proceeded to lead police on a high speed chase along the highways of Salt Lake City, concluding at a fast food restaurant. Inside the restaurant, a customer reportedly struggled with the fugitive, and ultimately succeeded in confiscating the gun. He and several others suffered injuries. Police found Allgier hiding in the office of the store manager and arrested him.
Allgier, 27, has tattoos, most of them white supremacist in nature, covering virtually his entire body, including his face, nose and ears. Prison officials and police in Utah have linked him to a number of white supremacist prison gangs, including the Aryan Brotherhood, Soldiers of the Aryan Culture, Silent Aryan Warriors, Aryan Empire Warriors, and 4th Reich. He has spent time in prison on forgery, burglary, and escape charges.
In late 2006, Allgier was briefly Salt Lake City's "public enemy number one" for weapons and parole violations charges, but he was quickly recaptured.
Allgier was being held at the Utah State Prison on a parole violation while awaiting transfer to the US Bureau of Prisons. On June 14, he was sentenced to almost nine years in federal prison on the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.