LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Police Department is warning the public to be aware of the conduct of a convicted sex offender who now lives in Lufkin.
David William Adams, 65, was convicted in 1985 for raping a woman at knifepoint. He followed the woman from a Houston grocery store. Now, Lufkin police have issued a criminal trespass warning because the department received a complaint on Jan. 27 about Adams "watching and following" a woman at the Fresh Market Brookshire Brothers on Chestnut Street.
According to a press release, officers issued Adams criminal trespass warnings for all Brookshire Brothers locations at the request of management Monday after the department received a complaint on Jan. 27 about Adams "watching and following" a woman at the Fresh Market Brookshire Brothers on Chestnut Street. Adams, who was convicted in 1985 of the "stranger rape" of a 25-year-old woman, was given the criminal trespass warning after being spotted by management at the Gaslight Brookshire Brothers location on Frank Avenue.
When Adams was questioned at the department regarding his Jan. 26 actions, he denied any wrongdoing, but disclosed that his conviction stemmed from an incident in which he stalked a woman in a Houston grocery store parking lot, took her to a wooded location at knifepoint, and raped her, according to the press release.
"His initial offense was extremely violent, and we're very concerned that his activity now in Lufkin is a repeat of the original activity," said Lufkin Police Chief Gerald Williamson. "Our intention is to protect the public and do everything we can to head off any potential offenses by this individual."
Adams is described as 5'7 and 170 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. He drives a white 1993 Chevy pickup with primer showing the paint in multiple spots. It also has a headache rack covering the back window and a pipe bumper on the rear. The license plate number is HRT-8536.
Suspicious activity can be reported via the department's non-emergency number at (936) 633-0356.
Police spokeswoman Jessica Pebsworth said she could not recall a previous situation in which a warning went out for a named person who had not committed a crime but added Williamson and the city attorney agreed the circumstances warranted it in this situation.