Former Ector County deputy appears in federal court

Former Ector County deputy appears in federal court

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - A former Ector County deputy was back in federal court Monday afternoon. Oscar Limon is accused of tipping off a game room operator about stings and investigations, in exchange for cash.

For now he'll stay locked up after a judge didn't made a decision on bond.

Limon's attorney, Jeff Parras, asked for the court to reset during the preliminary detention hearing because he's waiting on a mental health evaluation.

Parras said he believes an evaluation was already done at the Ector County Detention Center when Limon was first arrested.

After the hearing, Parras said he would like to discuss a release on bond after any mental concerns are addressed.

It is still unknown to Parras if a second evaluation will be needed after accessing the one done in Ector County.

Limon's federal complaint said he confessed to taking photos of federal investigators and sending them to a game room owner.

The complaint goes on to say Limon admitted to accepting cash from the owner for years but thought they were "gifts out of generosity."

Limon resigned just days before his arrest.

Limon's attorney said if the evaluation from Ector County is not accessible, another would have to be done by a local psychologist in July.

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