You'd think that if you were an elected official whose life was turned upside down after finding out your wife had a three-year sexual relationship with a teenage boy, the only food you'd bring her in jail would be seasoned with cyanide.
Not Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock, who was reportedly warned by Maricopa County sheriff's deputies that he could no longer bring his estranged wife, Susan Brock, food as she sits in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's gulag awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to sex-related crimes with a teenage boy.
See New Times' story on the bizarre sexcipades of Susan Brock -- and her daughter Rachel -- here.
The food in Arpaio's jails is notorious for being disgusting, so the county supervisor reportedly has been delivering food to his estranged wife during special visits he was permitted by his pal Arpaio.
Sheriff's Deputy Chief Jack MacIntyre said he warned the county supervisor against taking food to his estranged wife after learning of Brock's actions.
"He did it once, and I called him immediately and said, 'That's wrong, and if I hear about it happening again, your visitation will be denied,' " MacIntyre said.
Fulton Brock apparently thinks he's special -- and it seems as long as his buddy Arpaio's running the show down at the jails, he is.
As a strong supporter of Arpaio, Brock was granted "courtesy visits," where his conversations with his wife are not recorded and have no set time limit.
It's unclear how many "courtesy visits" took place -- Arpaio's yet to turn over visitation logs for Susan Brock since she's been a guest of the county. According to the Republic, despite its requests, the sheriff "has not yet produced the materials."
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Brock won't comment on his "courtesy visits." His PR flack, Jason Rose, did not immediately respond to New Times' request for comment.
Below is what he told the Republic:
Asked about the visits and the food, the supervisor told The Republic, "I am not going to discuss any activity or behavior or comment about my wife." But he acknowledged that he was "chastised because I actually brought my wife some Scriptures. I didn't even know you weren't supposed to bring a Bible down there."
Brock added, "I think many people recognize me and just allow me to come in. I fully understand why it's important and what inmates can do and what they shouldn't do, and that's basically about all I really want to say. I support the sheriff; I support his policies."
Susan Brock has pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor, a far cry from the 15 felony counts on which she was initially indicted. In exchange for the plea deal, Brock will be placed on lifetime probation and faces anywhere from seven to 15 years in prison when she's sentenced on March 16.