Stacie Laughton, New Hampshire’s first openly transgender public official, was reportedly arrested earlier this month for allegedly breaking a domestic violence order by stalking a woman.
Laughton, born Barry Charles Laughton Jr., was arrested on November 12 after reportedly breaking a protection order by attempting to contact the victim via social media – only days after being re-elected in the 2022 Midterm elections.
According to the Hudson Police Department, the 38-year-old trans representative was detained in September for breaching the same order, but he was released shortly after the incident.
Laughton reportedly did not respond to media requests for comment.
Laughton, who was elected to represent District 31 in Nashua, New Hampshire, in 2020, has a long history of legal issues and unhinged behavior in the state.
According to the publication, Laughton served four months in jail in 2008 on a felony conviction for identity and credit card fraud as well as manipulating physical evidence.
Laughton was arrested and accused with making a bomb threat to the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in 2015. Laughton received the threat after leaving another hospital where he was undergoing treatment for bipolar illness.
Laughton was first charged with making a false bomb report.
Despite this, a court ultimately reduced the penalty to a misdemeanor when Laughton claimed, apparently convincingly, that he was suffering from a mental health crisis.
Laughton was accused with many charges of supplying false information to the city’s 911 emergency system after winning the New Hampshire house seat in 2020, which the current representative disputed.
Laughton was elected to the New Hampshire Legislature as the state’s first transgender legislator in 2012, but resigned