Mayfield sidekick charged

A Hickory man seen with Jeremy Mayfield last year at the site of reported trailer thefts surrendered Monday after being indicted on four counts of felony larceny.

Rusty Alex Canipe, of 232-C 14th Ave. Drive SW, Hickory, turned himself in to the Caldwell County Magistrate’s Office. He was issued a $100,000 unsecured bond.

The charges are a result of a year-long investigation into the larceny of trailers and furniture that were stolen Feb. 26, 2011, from the former Anderson Truck Lines, located at 2698 Hickory Blvd. in Hudson.

According to Hudson Police Chief Andy Day, Mayfield and Canipe were seen about 3 a.m. that morning in the cab of a tractor-trailer.

Mayfield told a Hudson police officer on patrol that he was returning from Tennessee and had stopped to rest.

On Feb. 27 of this year, Mayfield was indicted by a Caldwell County Grand Jury on four counts of felony larceny in relation to the stolen property. He turned himself in March 1 and was released after posting a $100,000 secured bond.

Mayfield was indicted Feb. 20 in Catawba County on three counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of obstruction of justice in relation to other stolen property found during a search of his Catawba home in November.

He turned himself in Feb. 21 at the Catawba County Detention Center and was released after posting a $25,000 unsecured bond.