Judge temporarily suspends Clay County Sheriff

Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 4:58 PM CST
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MONTAGUE COUNTY, Texas (KAUZ) - A motion to temporarily suspend Clay County Sheriff Jeff Lyde was approved on Thursday at a hearing in Montague County.

Lyde will remain as sheriff until a temporary sheriff is chosen. Both the prosecution and defense are expected to submit a list of applicants to Judge Lee Gabrielle, senior justice of the Texas Second Court of Appeals, by 10 a.m. on Friday. She will then chose someone from that list to become temporary sheriff.

That hearing was also held to hear a motion from the defense to disqualify the plaintiffs. That motion was denied by Judge Gabrielle.

Judge Gabrielle then heard the motion by the plaintiffs to temporarily suspend Lyde until a decision is made on a petition to remove him from office.

The petition came following new charges filed against Lyde of official oppression back in early January.

Lyde’s next hearing is expected to happen in March.