REPORT: Former UW Football Player Accused Of Robbing Bank
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(CBS Seattle) – Luther Leonard, a former University of Washington football player, is accused of being involved in a bank robbery earlier this month with another man.
KIRO 7 reports Leonard and Jeffrey Pool were arrested Monday for their alleged involvement with a July 1 incident at the Newcastle Bank of America. Police say Leonard and Pool were armed with pistols and stole roughly $47,000 before escaping.
Neither Leonard nor Pool have officially been charged yet. Leonard had a bail hearing Tuesday and is being held on $100,000; Pool is being held on $1 million.
Court documents show two prints were matched to Leonard and Pool, which led to a search of a residence where the two live together. During the search officers found a 9 mm pistol.
KIRO 7 reports Pool confessed to the Newcastle Bank of America robbery after being read his rights; he also confessed to four other King County robberies that have taken place since January.
Leonard was a receiver for the Huskies during the 2011 season.
Leonard was an assistant boys basketball coach at Finn Hill Middle School during the 2012-13 school year and was close to being approved to be a volunteer coach with the Juanita High School football team, according to KIRO 7.
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