Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen and Bolivar Police Chief Pat Baker both attended an anti violence march on May 8, organized by the families related to Michael Ruiz.

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A joint investigation by the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department, Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Whiteville Police Department, Bolivar Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has resulted in the arrest of fourteen individuals thus far in connection with an armed robbery spree in Hardeman County, including three in the last week.
“Since April 6, the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department has made fourteen arrests in eight robberies, one homicide and two attempted homicides,” said Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen.
“I want to thank the Whiteville Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, the FBI, ATF and the Bolivar Police Department for their assistance.”
On April 5, 2018, at the request of 25th District Attorney General Mark Davidson, TBI began a joint investigation into the March 20th armed robbery of El Ranchito Restaurant in Bolivar, that resulted in the homicide of 19 year-old Michael Ruiz.

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