Third person charged in Sodus double murder


Another person has been arrested in connection to the murder of a young Sodus couple last month.

Thirty-four-year-old Bron Bohlar is charged with conspiracy related to the murders. He is being held in Dumas, Texas awaiting extradition to Wayne County.

Deputies say Bohlar, a police officer, was complicit in the planning of the murder of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn. His arrest follows the arrest of Niles’ ex-wife Charlene Childers and her current husband Timothy Dean.

Dean was was the police chief for the Sunray Police Department. We’re told Bohlar served in the same department.

Deputies say a custody dispute was likely at the motive behind the shooting.

Niles and Washburn were killed on October 22 when deputies say Dean opened fire in broad daylight on Carlton Street in Sodus. Witnesses said the suspect fired shots at Niles outside the couples home before shooting Washburn inside her vehicle.

Childers and Dean were arrested in the days following the murder on charges of child abuse. This week, they were charged with murder in the case.

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