A Texas police officer, the third person charged in a double homicide in Sodus, allegedly knew about the murder plot and helped one of his fellow accused rent the vehicle which would take him to New York state.
Bron Bohlar was taken into custody this week in Texas on a warrant issued in Wayne County, where Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn died on Oct. 22. Niles and Washburn were killed in the driveway of their home in the village while their young son was in the same vehicle.
Charlene Childers and Timothy Dean, a Texas couple, were previously charged. Childers, 25, faces a charge of second degree conspiracy in addition to a charge of criminal possession of a weapon. Childers was previously married to Niles and is the mother of two of his children.
Childers' case was waived to a grand jury Thursday.
Dean remains in Texas and is facing a warrant charging him with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, one charge of conspiracy in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of weapon. The paperwork has been filed to extradite Dean from Texas to face the charges in New York.
Dean is the former police chief in Sunray and resigned after he was charged in May with causing injury to a child.
Bohlar, 34, is an officer in Sunray, a small city in the Texas Panhandle. Court paperwork states that Bohlar allegedly talked to both Dean and Childers in their garage about killing Niles, then with Childers' assistance, rented a vehicle for Dean to travel from Texas to New York. That vehicle was involved in a crash in Kansas, where paperwork states Dean rented a car for the rest of the journey.
Bohlar was ordered held without bail, pending extradition to Wayne County. The warrant he's held on is for second-degree conspiracy, a felony.