A Panhandle police officer has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge tied to a double murder in upstate New York.

WHEC-TV reports Sunray officer Bron Bohlar pleaded guilty to the charge Thursday morning in connection to the October shooting deaths of a couple in Sodus, NY.

Bohlar's defense attorney said Bohlar rented a car for the accused shooter, former Sunray police chief Timothy Dean, and Dean's wife Charlene Childers. Dean is charged with a count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. His wife is facing related charges. 

Joshua Niles and his girlfriend Amber Washburn were shot dead outside the home they shared. Childers had two children with Niles, according to information provided in November by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Childers was also accused of injuring a child in Texas. At the time the sheriff's office announced charges in the murders, Dean was jailed in Texas in an unrelated case.

Sunray is about 60 miles north of Amarillo. Sodus is a town of about 8,000 between Rochester and Syracuse, on Lake Ontario.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.