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Mayfield indicted in Caldwell County

February 27, 2012

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was indicted Monday on four counts of felony larceny in Caldwell County.

The indictments stem from a year-long investigation by the Hudson Police Department in which officers probed the theft of trailers located at the site of the former Anderson Truck Lines at 2698 Hickory Blvd.

Authorities searched Mayfield’s Catawba home on Nov. 16, 2011, using a search warrant granted to the Hudson Police Department, and seized furniture found on the premises.

Reported stolen property included four Great Dane trailers valued at $2,000 each; $15,000 in household items, including a Broyhill sofa and love seat; and other furniture items.

Monday’s indictments are the latest charges in a string of legal troubles for the 42-year-old Mayfield.

He was indicted Feb. 20 in Catawba County on three counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of obstruction of justice for incidents that occurred from Nov. 16, 2010, to Nov. 16, 2011. Mayfield turned himself in Feb. 21 at the Catawba County Detention Center, and he was released after posting a $25,000 unsecured bond.

He was first indicted in November 2011 after Catawba County Sheriff’s Office deputies found about 1.5 grams of methamphetamine inside his residence Nov. 1, while serving a search warrant for suspected stolen property.

Officers also recovered more than $100,000 in equipment stolen from Lincoln and Iredell counties during the search of Mayfield's home, but no charges have been filed in relation to that property.

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

The O-N-E contributed to this story.

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