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Cole County Jail official resigns

Cole County Jail official resigns

May 25th, 2012 in News

Russ Bemboom, the superintendent for the Cole County Jail and an 18-year veteran with the department, has resigned.

He confirmed Thursday that he left and said it was "to pursue another avenue in his career."

The resignation comes during an investigation following a felony theft charge filed last week against a former sheriff's department jail clerk.

"At this time, there is no reason to believe Lt. Bemboom was involved in any criminal action," Cole County Sheriff Greg White said.