Town of Jemez Springs looking for new police chief

February 14, 2014 • State News

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — The town of Jemez Springs is searching for a new police chief.

Albuquerque TV station KOB reported Friday ( that Shane Harger is out of the job after fallout from [auth] having two names.

Harger recently was detained by Transportation Security Administration agents at Albuquerque International Sunport for having a different name on his boarding pass.

The name on his New Mexico driver’s license is Braxton Haze.

Harger says he changed his name after a 2007 case involving former Albuquerque police officer Levi Chavez.

Chavez eventually later was acquitted of killing his wife and making it look like a suicide in Los Lunas.

Harger says he used to be a deputy in Valencia County and was the first to arrive at the scene the night Tera Chavez was found dead.

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