Former police chief turns self in after warrant issued for his arrest

Published: Nov. 18, 2015 at 9:46 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 16, 2016 at 11:14 PM CST
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ROPESVILLE, TX (KCBD) - Former Ropesville Police Chief Ashley Everett Ramirez bonded out of the Lubbock County Detention Center shortly after turning himself in on Tuesday.

The Hockley County District Attorney's office confirmed a warrant was issued for Ramirez's arrest after a grand jury indictment on November 12th.

The Lubbock County Detention Center said Ramirez is charged with three counts of theft of a firearm.

In May of this year, Ramirez was arrested by the Hockley County D.A.'s office on three counts of tampering with evidence and one count of abuse of office.

Ramirez resigned earlier this year.

We were there in May when he was at the Ropesville Police Department returning city owned equipment.

That's when investigators with the Hockley County D.A.'s office arrested him and led him out in handcuffs.

In an exclusive interview, District Attorney Chris Dennis told KCBD that his office had been investigating the former police chief since September of 2014.

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