Former Texas police chief arraigned in Wayne County

November 25, 2018 07:28 PM

The former Texas police chief connected to the October homicide of 28-year-old Joshua Niles and 24-year-old Amber Washburn has been arraigned in Wayne County on Friday. 

Timothy Dean, 32, of Sunray, Texas was arraigned on the charge of murder in the first degree, two counts of murder in the second degree, two counts of criminal possession in the second degree and conspiracy in the second degree. 

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Dean was extradited to Wayne County on Nov. 23. He was brought before the Town of Sodus Court immediately after entering Wayne County. 

Dean is accused of shooting and killing Niles and Washburn outside their Sodus home on Oct. 22. He had been behind bars in the Moore County Jail in Texas on unrelated charges before being extradited.

Dean's wife, Charlene Childers, a former girlfriend of Niles with whom she had two children, was charged with conspiracy in Sodus Town Court earlier this month.

And police officer Bron Bohlar from Dean's former department was charged with felony second-degree conspiracy in connection with the murders. He also arrived in Wayne County from Texas. 

Dean was remanded to the Wayne County Jail on no bail. 

The investigation is still ongoing.

News10NBC will continue to update this story on-air and online as more information becomes available.


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