Former NASCAR Driver Mayfield Charged With Stealing

CATAWBA, N.C. (AP) -- Former NASCAR racing driver Jeremy Mayfield faces new criminal charges.

Indictments by a Catawba County grand jury released Monday charge Mayfield with three counts of possessing property stolen from businesses, and a fourth charge of obtaining property by false pretense.

The indictment alleges the offenses took place around the time law officers raided his Catawba home in November.

The 42-year-old Mayfield was charged then with possessing 1.5 grams of methamphetamine. Detectives from neighboring Lincoln County said they also found about $100,000 worth of items taken from businesses in that county.

A Washington, D.C.-based attorney representing Mayfield after the November raid did not immediately return a message seeking comment Monday.

Mayfield was suspended from NASCAR after failing a drug test in 2009.

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  • by Anonymous 2 on Feb 22, 2012 at 03:52 PM
    Some People can't handle prosperity.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:52 AM
    Sounds a lot like Whitney Houston's career.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Feb 22, 2012 at 02:05 AM
    Mayfield had a 'good' ride w/ Nascar circuit. He went from 10 mill a yr. to meth. No bus, no jet, no big time anywhere but the jail house. Wonder how a looser like that ever got into a great opportunity.
  • by Boats Location: Beaufort on Feb 22, 2012 at 01:41 AM
    Man!! That meth will scrw you up eery time. It's a shame wth this one too. He had apromising career started and has blown itall away.
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      by Come On... on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:11 AM in reply to Boats
      He wasn't THAT good. Plus, when you figure that he is willing to steal for drugs? Are you kidding me? THIS is a decent guy? I don't think so...sounds like the core was rotten, too.

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