By Kirk Mitchell
The Denver Post
Article Last Updated: 08/26/2008 11:30:37 AM MDT
Tharin Gartrell, Nathan Johnson, and Shawn Robert Adolf. (Special to the Post)
Three men under investigation for a possible threat against Barack Obama have lengthy criminal records for illegal gun possession, drug dealing and theft. One of them told a news reporter they planned to kill the presidential candidate.
The three men, Tharin Gartrell, Nathan Johnson and Shawn Adolf, all were being sought on arrest warrants for numerous criminal crimes, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records.
Authorities have yet to say why they are investigating a possible threat against Obama but said the men may be connected to a white-supremacist group.