A Democratic operative was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday night after he allegedly grabbed and shoved a female campaign manager for Republican gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt.
Witnesses say 50-year-old Wilfred Michael Stark III, of Falls Church, Virginia, grabbed Kristin Davison by the arm, pushing her into a room, and would not let go. He yelled and shoved a camera and his body at her and Laxalt, according to The Associated Press. The altercation left her with bruises on her arms and neck.
Davidson was arrested by The Las Vegas City Marshals and charged with misdemeanor battery. He was released Wednesday on $1,140 bail, the AP reported. Laxalt’s campaign said Stark works for American Bridge 21st Century, a political group founded by David Brock and funded by George Soros.
This is not the first time Stark has been arrested for his behavior as a political operative. In March, he was arrested for allegedly shoving an aide to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — an incident American Bridge said Stark “adamantly” denied, Fox News reports.
He also reportedly followed Rep. Devin Nunes around Capitol Hill in June, prompting the Republican congressman to tweet a photo of what appears to be Stark standing nearby holding up a cell phone.
Anyone know this dude? Kept chasing me around the Capitol with a camera phone today…please RT pic.twitter.com/W7eHYbSgjm
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) June 26, 2018