Mayfield indicted on felony charges

Ex-NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was indicted on more charges Monday in Catawba County.

Mayfield, who was banned from NASCAR in 2009 after failing a random drug test, was indicted on three felony charges of possession of stolen goods and one felony charge of obtaining property by false pretense.

The offenses relate to stolen property found and sold from Mayfield’s residence between Nov. 16, 2010 and Nov. 16, 2011, according to the indictments.

“This is a selection of indictments. They do not include all potential charges that could come from the facts and evidence gathered from law enforcement,” said District 25 Attorney Jay Gaither.

This is the second time Mayfield has been indicted in less than four months.

He was originally indicted in November 2011 after Catawba County sheriff's 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, but no charges have been filed in relation to those allegations.

Potential additional charges related to the stolen equipment would be handled by the appropriate district, Gaither said.

Authorities searched Mayfield’s home again on Nov. 16, 2011, using a search warrant issued by the Hudson Police Department and seized about $5,000-$10,000 in furniture.

Mayfield, 42, is being indicted for allegedly possessing several thousand dollars worth of property belonging to Fitz Holdings L.L.C., DEA Ventures Inc., and Red Bull Racing Inc.

The indictment for obtaining property by false pretense also alleges that Mayfield sold a stolen metal surface plate to Smith Setzer and Sons Inc. for $1,200.

Mayfield is next scheduled to appear in court March 5 for his methamphetamine possession charge.

As of press time Monday, Mayfield had not turned himself in or been arrested in relation to the stolen-property charges.