BIXBY, Okla. — Bixby Chief of Police Ike Shirley is now retired from the police force, a City of Bixby spokesperson confirmed to 2 News. Shirley was put on suspension prior this his formal retirement on Friday.
Shirley's retirement comes after his grandson, 20-year-old Hunter Hobbs, was arrested on May 17th in connection with a carjacking. 18-year-old Denim Blount was also arrested in connection with the case.
Hobbs and Blount are considered persons of interest in a May 13th double homicide in Broken Arrow where police found two bodies at Haikey Creek Park around 4:30 a.m. Hobbs was taken into custody at Shirley's home.
Shirley was the chief of police in Yukon, Oklahoma before joining the Bixby police force in 2007.
A spokesperson said the City of Bixby is already starting its search for a new chief. Assistant Police Chief Andy Choate is now the acting chief of police.
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