New details are surfacing surrounding Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ arrest for trespassing while attending college, with reports suggesting Jenkins may have been wearing blackface during the incident.
While attending Baylor University in 1983, Jenkins was arrested for criminal trespassing. A report from the Waco Police Department, first released by Current Revolt, says Jenkins and two other men broke into an apartment in an attempt to scare the female college students who inhabited it.
The report stated “all three men were dressed in dark colored clothing like camouflage and had on dark oil … or paint or dark makeup on their faces to make them look like black people,” according to a claim made by one of the witnesses.
While the latest blackface allegations are turning heads, Jenkins’ history of arrests is only resurfacing. In addition to his criminal trespassing arrest, Jenkins was also arrested for reckless driving in Waco. Additionally, it has been reported that Jenkins would engage in “panty raids” while in college.
The revelations come at a time when Jenkins is up for re-election, facing off against Republican Lauren Davis in a campaign that has largely centered around crime. This year, Dallas has hit a record murder rate. Davis has focused on Jenkins’ support for defunding the police.
In an appearance on The Blaze, Davis said she found the new revelations troubling.
“The media allowed this story out under the guise of a silly college prank. It was anything but. He could have been shot. He broke in and entered a home dressed not as himself and then terrorized these women,” said Davis.
Jenkins did not respond to a request for comment from Texas Scorecard.