Former Beaver Police Chief Charged With Harboring Fugitive

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former police chief in the Oklahoma Panhandle town of Beaver has been charged with harboring a fugitive, according to state court documents.

Justin Lee Earls, 52, is suspected of helping a suspect avoid arrest on a felony warrant while Earls was police chief of the town of about 1,500 about 190 miles (306 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

The OSBI did not provide details about the person Earls' allegedly assisted or when the assistance took place.

Court documents do not list an attorney who could speak on Earls’ behalf.

Earls faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, the OSBI said.