The web site, Shady Stockman has conservative Senate candidate Steve Stockman up in arms. No, it’s not because they reminded people that Stockman violated federal ethics laws in 2012. No, it’s not because he alluded to victims of gun violence as being “useful” idiots, or lied about his NRA endorsement.
Stockman’s underwear are in a bunch because people remember the time in 1977 when he reported to jail for a two day sentence for a traffic violation and was caught attempting to sneak some Valium into the jail…in his underwear. Stockman wants so badly to forget that incident that he is threatening anyone who publishes his mugshot with prison time!
According to Stockman’s campaign website:
[box type=”shadow”]”Michigan’s 43rd Judicial District Clerk stated Stockman was never convicted of any charge and the documents were supposed to have been destroyed in 1978. Another Michigan official has advised Stockman he has grounds to file criminal complaints against any person or media organization that published the documents.”[/box]
The Stockman campaign says that the publishing of his mug shot is “some of the most outrageous, malicious defamation ever recorded in Harris County.” Stockman accuses the group that circulated his mug shot of “falsely asserting that he was charged with a felony.”
The felony in question is one Stockman mentioned himself in a 1995 interview with the Houston Chronicle. “I may have been in jail a couple of times, two or three times,” he told this newspaper. As for the felony charge, he says that his girlfriend hid the Valium in his underwear. “When they found that they charged me with a felony,” he said.
Police records state that an officer “found, in doing a strip search, that Stephen Stockman had 3 Valium tablets 10mg each inside a cellophane cigarette wrapper which was tucked inside the (fly) portion of his undershorts. Subject stated that his girlfriend had given them to him to take while serving his sentence.”
Stockman referred to this as a “nice gesture,” but Madison Heights police simply calls it “possession of
a controlled substance, non-narcotic,”a felony punishable by up to two years in prison and a $2,000 fine.
The felony case was ultimately dropped, and Stockman plead “no contest” to “use of a controlled substance,” a misdemeanor with the understanding that the charges would be dropped after a period of probation.
Stockman now claims that Sen. John Cornyn’s campaign has committed libel against him. “Of course, I have never been charged with or committed any such act, and these anonymous Cornyn supporters know it,” he said in a statement issued by a campaign aide.
Perhaps he should have a chat with 1995 Steve Stockman to get those details worked out.
For those who are curious, here’s his mugshot: