Tom Horne's Brett Mecum, a.k.a. "Captain America," His DUI and Other Embarrassments
Something else: the Arizona Supreme Court's public access site shows that Mecum was cited for violation of a "non-criminal ordinance" in April. Its disposition shows "failure to appear." I do not have any info on this item.
When I was pulling the search warrant mentioned above, I noticed an "order for continuing lien" against Mecum filed May 1 of this year.
The lien's paperwork notes a "writ of garnishment" with "amount due" of $8,123.10. The plaintiff in that case is Capital One Bank.
Mecum, 35, makes $70,000 per year.
My colleague Ray Stern has documented at length what he's referred to as "a steady stream of mini-scandals," in which Mecum's been involved.
To borrow from a previous post by Stern, these include:
-- Being arrested in 2009 at state GOP headquarters after doing 109 mph on Valley freeways. Mecum scored a plea deal in that case as well.
-- Receiving a fake blowjob while dressed as Captain America in sleazy pics that surfaced on the website The Dirty.
-- Being referred to as "creepy and intimidating around women" in a 2009 complaint by a woman who alleged Mecum got her address from a state voter registration file and showed up to a party uninvited. Mecum denied the allegations, and no charges were filed.
-- Allegedly offering, along with GOP consultant Constantin Querard, to secure an endorsement from Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Goodyear City Council candidate Jennifer Barber, if Barber ponied up $2,000 for Querard.
Stern wrote, "Mecum never returned our calls on that one, but Querard quipped that Barber must be 'on drugs.' Barber maintains her story is true."
More recently, Mecum has been accused by Beattie of being one of several people in the AG's office, including the AG, who are working on Horne's re-election effort while on state time.
Security cam video shows Mecum delivering a campaign-related complaint on February 11 to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office during a regular workday, with Beattie accompanying him.
The AG's office claimed Mecum had been on his lunch break.