[Daniel Andrew] Wolcott, 22, is awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a $7 million private jet in St. Augustine, Fla., in October and flying it to Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville.Besides thinking that Butch Conway may be the coolest Sheriff name since Kansas' own "Jack Daniels," I'm just not feeling the sympathy that I should here. I mean, here's a kid who could suffer from full-blown periodontal disease. The horror! If periodontal disease is allowed to run free in the prisons of America, the terrorists will have won.
He's been in jail since then in lieu of $175,000 bond. He faces charges in Florida and also may be subject to federal charges.
Wolcott's parents, Scott and Diane Wolcott, have been at odds with [County Sheriff Butch] Conway since November over dental floss not being allowed in the jail.
They say their son's inability to floss caused him to develop gingivitis and gum pockets, which if left untreated could become full-blown periodontal disease.
But Butch Conway is on the case. Luckily for little Daniel Andrew, Conway had in his jail the perfect cellmate to ensure that Mr. and Mrs. Wolcott could sleep peacefully in the knowledge that someone was looking after their boy's periodontal health, among other things:
"I had him moved to a cell with Bart Corbin," Conway said Sunday. "[Corbin's] trained in dentistry, and if there are any complications, they can advise the medical unit. [Wolcott] just had his wisdom teeth out, so I think it's a good thing he's in a cell with a dentist."The bad news is that Dr. Corbin cannot presently practice dentistry: he's about to go on trial for gunning both his wife and his girlfriend to death.
I salute Sheriff Conway for finding the best possible solution for what must be for him a very difficult situation.