LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A businessman known locally for his failed runs for office, as well as for his “public information activism,” has been arrested.
David Ray Stua was charged with Sexual Performance by a Child and booked into the Angelina County jail on Thursday. The date of the offense is listed in judicial records as December 6, 2018.
Stua ran several times for county commissioner, as a democrat as well as a republican. He did not win any of those elections.
According to an arrest affidavit for a warrant obtained on Dec. 13, Stua was on the Angelina College campus on Dec. 6 and made a Facebook Live video. The affidavit states Stua was walking around the college and in and out of buildings when he made contact with two high school students, ages 14 and 15. The affidavit states Stua asked one of the children if they wanted to see his genitals.
He has gained attention in the county over the years for submitting thousands of open records requests seeking information in various legal matters, most notably in his attempts to free former Davita nurse Kimberly Saenz from prison, as he believed her innocent of any crime.