Timothy Dean has been charged with murder and conspiracy, among other crimes

The former Texas police chief whom investigators say pulled the trigger for the Oct. 22 double homicide of a young couple in Sodus was arraigned Friday in the Sodus Town Court on murder and other charges.

Timothy P. Dean, 32, of Sunray, Texas, has been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of second degree criminal possession, and second-degree conspiracy. Brought into Sodus court for arraignment immediately upon entering Wayne County after being extradited from Texas, Dean has been remanded to the Wayne County Jail on no bail.

Dean is charged in connection with the slayings of Joshua Niles, 28, and Amber Washburn, 24, in front of their Carlton Street home. 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. A third person, Bron Bohlar, a police officer from Dean's former police department in Sunray, also was charged with conspiracy and was extradited from Texas. Investigators say the three planned the murders, with Childers and Bohlar helping Dean rent a car to drive to New York. Bohlar has denied having any knowledge that a murder was planned.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says its investigation into the homicide is continuing.