AMARILLO -- Former Swisher County Sheriff has asked for a stay in a civil lawsuit filed in federal court.
Emmett Benavidez is asking for the stay claiming the civil case overlaps a pending criminal case against him.
You may remember that shortly after the civil suit was filed Benavidez turned himself in after being charged with official oppression.
The suit accuses Benavidez of making unwanted sexual advances to two women employed with Swisher County.
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