Family Files Lawsuit Against Gaines County Sheriff

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GAINES COUNTY - The family of a Hobbs woman who died in the Gaines County Jail wants officials there to pay up.

Becky Teague was booked into the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center back in 2007 for violating her probation.

The Chief Deputy tells NewsWest 9, she was already sick when she came in.

So they took her to a doctor, she came back to the jail, then died two months later.

Now her family has filed a lawsuit against her Doctor and Sheriff Jon Key.

County officials say they're not sure exactly why Teague was ill.