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Airway Heights Corrections Officer arrested for armed robbery in Cheney

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Jeff Pool has worked for the Department of Corrections since 2015 Jeff Pool has worked for the Department of Corrections since 2015
CHENEY, Wash. -

UPDATE: Airway Heights Corrections Officer Jeff Pool remains in jail, charged with robbing a Cheney Dollar Tree using a gun and zip ties. Pool was in court Tuesday morning for an arraignment, where he pleaded not guilty. His bail was reduced to $400,000.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: A Airway Heights Corrections Officer is in jail, accused of robbery. Police believe Jeffrey Pool robbed a Dollar Tree using a gun, and zip ties.

Pool was arrested as he arrived for his shift at the Airway Heights Prison Tuesday. DOC officials say they are assisting Cheney PD in this investigation.

Pool has worked as a corrections officer since 2015.

Jeff Pool's father Larry said his family is shocked. He said his son is a good man.

"My wife and I looked at each other and said this isn't Jeff," Larry said. "He's got too much going for him. He's got his career, he's building a house. This is just so out of character for him."

Especially because Larry said his son's focus has always been upholding the law.

"His career ambition has been to work in law enforcement," he said. "My son is dedicated, he's passionate, he's strong, he's caring."

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