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Stan Florence
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Jessica Brown
Public Information Director
 

 

07/29/13                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

 

Schneider Charged with Murder in Maher Homicide

First degree murder, first degree arson, and larceny from the home charges have been filed in Cherokee County against Joshua Schneider, 33, in relation to the homicide of Tiffany Maher. Maher’s body was found inside her Tahlequah home May 31st. Several fires were intentionally set inside the house. Schneider pawned and sold items stolen from Maher’s home. Agents believe Schneider and Maher met through a dating website.

Schneider and his girlfriend, Heather Black, ran from police in Tulsa when agents attempted to serve felony warrants for his arrest more than a week ago. They left Schneider’s two-year-old daughter inside the car as they fled the area on foot. The warrants included false declaration of ownership in pawn and failure to register as a sex offender. Schneider and Black were found Saturday afternoon in south Tulsa.

The OSBI is grateful for the hard work from the Tulsa Police Department, Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office, the Multi Jurisdiction Fugitive Task Force, ATF, and the Hillcrest Hospital South Security staff.