Cops find stolen furniture in Mayfield's home

Police recovered more stolen property at Jeremy Mayfield’s home this week, but no further charges have been filed against him.

Mayfield, a former NASCAR driver, was indicted last week on charges of possession of methamphetamine after police served a search warrant at his home in Catawba on Nov. 1. In addition to finding 1.5 ounces of meth in the search, authorities also recovered more than $100,000 in equipment stolen from Lincoln and Iredell counties.

On Wednesday, deputies searched Mayfield’s home again using a search warrant issued by the Hudson Police Department. They seized about $5,000-$10,000 in furniture that was first reported stolen behind Anderson Truck Lines on Hickory Boulevard earlier this year.

Mayfield was spotted behind Anderson the night before the furniture was stolen, and Hudson Police Chief Andy Day said probable cause was determined that the former race car driver was involved in the larcenies.

According to the search warrant, a Hudson police officer spotted Mayfield and a friend sitting in a “big-rig cab” behind Anderson at about 3 a.m. Feb. 26. The officer questioned the two, and Mayfield said he bought the cab in Tennessee and was driving back to North Carolina.

At about 8:15 p.m. that same day, the trucking business reported four trailers containing high-end chairs, tables and couches stolen, Day said.

Hudson Police Department filed a search warrant for Mayfield’s residence, and it was determined that there was probable cause for a search, Day said.

Catawba County sheriff’s deputies searched Mayfield’s home for 90 minutes on Wednesday morning and found the stolen furniture inside storage facilities and his house, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

“He was cooperative and there were no issues,” Reid said.

Mayfield has not been charged in relation to the stolen furniture or additional stolen property that was recovered at his residence earlier this month.

Mayfield is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, but it is unclear when he will make his first appearance in court. The district attorney’s office is responsible for setting his first court date.

Troubled past
Mayfield, the former Sprint Cup driver, was suspended from NASCAR in May 2009 after failing a random drug test. Mayfield denied he was using an illegal drug, but NASCAR said he tested positive for methamphetamine.

In unsuccessful legal challenges to his suspension, Mayfield said his positive test stemmed from a mix of an over-the-counter allergy medication and the prescription drug Adderall.

More recently, five of Mayfield’s dogs attacked a postal worker on April 21 on his property. Catawba Post Office worker Mary Bolton was delivering a package to Mayfield's front door when she was attacked and bit by five pit bull//Labrador retriever mix dogs that left her hospitalized with wounds throughout her body.