Transgender Democratic Lawmaker & Felon Charged With BOMB THREAT on Hospital
Stacie Laughton, the first transgender elected to state legislature, was arrested Thursday.
The Union Leader reported:
Stacie Laughton, the state’s first openly transgender legislator who was elected to the House of Representatives and then withdrew her candidacy days later, said Thursday that she is the person responsible for calling in a hoax bomb threat at a local hospital.
After spending two weeks receiving treatment at a Vermont hospital for bipolar disorder, Laughton walked into the Nashua Police Department at noon on Thursday and turned herself in on a warrant for the Feb. 27 incident
Laughton stepped down from her elected office after it was discovered she was a convicted felon.
NewsMax has more:
A New Hampshire woman believed to be the first transgender person elected to a state legislature was charged Thursday with calling in a bomb threat to a hospital, police said.
Police arrested 31-year-old Stacie Laughton of Nashua on Thursday following the Feb. 27 threat to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Police evacuated the building but found no suspicious device. An investigation led police to issue a warrant for Laughton’s arrest; she turned herself in without incident.
Calls weren’t being accepted Thursday at a phone listed for her…
…In 2012, Laughton was elected as one of three House members for Ward 4 in Nashua. However, after news surfaced about her previous life as a convicted felon under the name of Barry C. Laughton Jr. in Laconia, Laughton signed her letter of resignation and the Board of Aldermen sought a special election to fill the vacant position.
A few months later, her position as a Nashua Ward 4 selectman — an elected role that she won during the 2011 municipal election — was nullified after an opinion from the state Attorney General’s Office determined that her previous criminal conviction was not finally discharged under the law because of nearly $2,000 in unpaid restitution.