Tag:Jeremy Mayfield
Posted on: February 20, 2012 2:30 pm
Edited on: February 20, 2012 4:40 pm

Mayfield indicted on stolen property charges

By Pete Pistone

WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC, is reporting that suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was indicted today for possession of stolen property, in the aftermath of a Nov. 1 raid on his Catawba, NC home. 

The "Sirius/XM Speedway" program says Catawba County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at Mayfield's home last Nov. 1, after receiving a tip that there was stolen property inside the residence. Once inside, deputies discovered approximately 1.5 grams of methamphetamine and a number of items believed to be stolen.

He was charged only with possession of methamphetamine at the time, pending verification that the items were indeed stolen. Sheriff's deputies also confiscated approximately 50 guns.  

Mayfield’s attorney said at the time that his client was unaware of more than $100,000 in stolen property found in an out-building and storage trailers on his property, or the drugs discovered in a safe in his home. Authorities have continued to investigate the case, saying additional charges were likely. Today, Mayfield was indicted on three counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of obtaining property by false pretenses. He remains free on $3,000 bond. 

Mayfield was suspended indefinitely from NASCAR after failing a random drug test in May of 2009, but has steadfastly maintained his innocence, claiming his test results were falsely skewed by his use of Adderall prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder and the over-the-counter allergy medication Claritin D. He has accused NASCAR of altering the results of his drug test and failure to follow proper drug screening protocol.

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Posted on: November 7, 2011 4:50 pm
Edited on: November 7, 2011 4:57 pm

Jeremy Mayfield indicted on drug charges

Posted by Pete Pistone

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was indicted Monday on drug charges in North Carolina.

According to The Charlotte Observer, Mayfield was indicted on Monday and charged with possessing methamphetamine in the aftermath of a raid on his home by local authorities last week. Mayfield was also found to be in possession of $100,000 in stolen property and in excess of 60 guns and rifles.

The complete story from the paper:

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was indicted on Monday on charges of possessing methamphetamine -- a week after a raid on his home turned up 69 guns and what police say were $100,000 in stolen goods.

Mayfield was arrested last Tuesday at his rural mansion on Hudson Chapel Road in Catawba.

Deputies received a tip that there were stolen goods at Mayfield’s house. During the search, deputies said they found about 1.5 grams of meth and arrested Mayfield.

Mayfield was released from jail on a $3,000 bond. An attorney for Mayfield said his client denies all the charges, and the search was executed based on "baseless allegations by an unreliable source."

In buildings and trailers on Mayfield’s property, detectives also discovered items they say had been stolen from Lee Family Real Estate in Denver, as well as from Larry Grant and Company in Lincolnton, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The items stolen from both companies are valued at about $100,000.

Recovered items from Lee Family Real Estate, which were stolen in December 2010 and January 2011, include heavy equipment parts, scrap metal and welding equipment, authorities said.

Items that belonged to Larry Grant and Company, which describes itself as a surplus merchandise and inventory liquidators business and trading company, include various truck parts, an engraving machine, truck mirrors and more.

In a statement, Larry Grant and Company said the business had reported several things stolen after break-in at its warehouse in Lincolnton last November.

“We have been advised by the Lincoln County Sheriff Department that some of these items may have been recovered recently,” the statement said. “We are currently working with the authorities to gain more information at this time.”

Officers found several guns on Mayfield’s property, according to the Sheriff’s Office, but Mayfield is not facing any weapons charges.

They also found racing memorabilia that may be stolen, but deputies have not verified the items taken are in fact stolen property.

The police report lists Red Bull Racing in Mooresville as another company involved in the incident as a victim.

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Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:54 am

Mayfield's attorney refutes allegations

By Pete Pistone

The attorney for Jeremy Mayfield claims his client is not guilty of charges for the possession of stolen goods or methamphetamines.

The drugs and stolen items were found on Mayfield’s 400 acre property by North Carolina’s Catawba County police on Tuesday night.

The former NASCAR driver’s attorney Daniel Marino issued a statement in response to the arrest and allegations:

“Last evening, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search at the home of Jeremy Mayfield. Mr. Mayfield understands that the purpose of the search was to seize allegedly stolen property and that the investigators claim to have seized methamphetamine from his home.

“Mr. Mayfield has no knowledge of either stolen property or methamphetamine being present on his property and denies the accusation that he was in possession of methamphetamine or any other illegal drug and he denies any suggestion that he knowingly received or possessed stolen property.” 

Marino insists the search and resulting evidence were both unfounded.

“This search was prompted by what the evidence will show were baseless allegations by an unreliable source,” the statement continued. “Mr. Mayfield and his attorneys are cooperating with the authorities and they look forward to this matter being resolved quickly. In the meantime, Mr. Mayfield asks that the public reserve its judgment on this matter.” 

Mayfield was released on $3,000 bond after the arrest and has a November 14 court date scheduled.

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Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:39 am
Edited on: November 3, 2011 8:26 pm

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

Posted by Pete Pistone

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield is seen in an undated photo provided by the Catawba County, N.C., Office of the Sheriff. Mayfield has been charged with possession of methamphetamine. The 42-year-old former Sprint Cup driver was arrested Tuesday night, Nov. 1, 2011 at his home in the western North Carolina town of Catawba, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.  (AP Photo/Catawba County, N.C., Office of the Sheriff)
(Mayfield was released on $3,000 bond after his arrest on Tuesday evening)

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and stolen goods on Tuesday night.

According to an arrest report by the Catawba County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Department, officers from Catawba County, Lincoln County, Mooresville Police Department and Hickory Police Department uncovered approximtaely $100,000 of stolen property on Mayfield's 400 acrea residence as well as 1.5 grams of methamphetamine. Officers also found 40 firearms in a safe that were also confiscated.

"Upon the search of property, a small amount of methamphetamine, or what we believe to be methamphetamine, was seized and he was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine,” said Police Captain Joel Fish.

Mayfield was arrested an released on $3,000 bond. He faces a November 14th court hearing.

Among the stolen poroperty were reportedly items from Red Bull Racing and the team confirmed the discovery in a statement it released on Wednesday.

"We can confirm that we filed a police report for stolen property earlier this year,” read the TRB statement. “We have been made aware of the Mayfield situation and are working with local authorities to gain more information."

Mayfield tested positive for methamphetamines in 2009 and suspended by NASCAR under the sanctioning body's substance abuse policy. He still contends the results were a false positive in response to a mixture of over the counter medications and filed a lawsuit against NASCAR.

In May 2010, U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen dismissed all claims by Jeremy Mayfield in his lawsuit against NASCAR.

NASCAR released a statement in the wake of Mayfield's arrest this week:

“Having just heard and read the news about the Jeremy Mayfield incident, we will have to see how the facts play out. NASCAR’s goal in its Substance Abuse program has always been to keep competitors safe and create treatment opportunities for those who need it."

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Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:05 pm
Edited on: August 4, 2011 5:08 pm

Hauler takes down Pocono flag stand

By Pete Pistone

There's some repair needed at Pocono Raceway before this weekend's NASCAR visit.

A Camping World Truck Series hauler ran into the flag stand on the front straightaway and pretty much demolished it. Track officials were surveying the damage and planning to work overnight to make repairs or find a replacement by the time tomorrow's Sprint Cup Series and truck series practice begins:


(Pocono track president Brandon Igdalsky tweeted this photo of the melee)

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Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:44 am

Video of the Day: Jeremy Mayfield punts Earnhardt

Posted by Pete Pistone

One of the most memorable moments in NASCAR history came in 2000 at Pocono Raceway when Jeremy Mayfield moved Dale Earnhardt out of the way on the final turn to go on to victory lane:

Posted on: February 8, 2011 5:38 pm

Mayfield issues apology to stepmother

Posted By Pete Pistone

The curious case of Jeremy Mayfield took another strange turn of events on Tuesday when the suspended driver issued a public apology to his stepmother, who he had earlier accused of murdering his father.

As part of the settlement in a 2009 slander lawsuit, Mayfield released a statement apologizing to his stepmother Lisa:

"I have previously made statements to the press in which I accused Lisa Mayfield of either murdering my father, Terry Mayfield, or being involved in a conspiracy to murder him.  Those statements were made in the heat of my emotional state at the time. I now retract those statements and apologize to Lisa for having made them."

Mayfield remains suspended from NASCAR and in the middle of litigation against the sanctioning body for what he insists was a wrongful assessment of a random drug test in 2009 that came up positive for the use of methamphetamine. Although all claims by Mayfield against NASCAR were dismissed by a federal judge in 2010 he continues to battle his banishment from the sport.

Mayfield has been out of the public eye for some time with a recent appearance on the "Speed" network's "Race Hub" show a rare sighting. During the interview Mayfield said the litigation would take twelve to eighteen months before resolution and that he was seeking racing opportunities outside NASCAR including drag racing and Indy Car racing.

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Posted on: September 10, 2010 5:20 pm

Mayfield to an open-wheel series?

As his court battle with NASCAR continues, Jeremy Mayfield is looking for other means to make a  buck and, according to espn.com, an open-wheel series is an option.

He has a few racing deals in the works, one that could put him in a dirt-track car for some late-season, big-money events and another that could put him in an open-wheel car next season.


I really don't know what to believe when it comes to Mayfield, he could just be making it up.

Also, it wasn't clear exactly what "an open-wheel car" means. Is it IndyCar or a lower-tier series? I'd be kind of interested to see if he can make it in an Indy car.

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