Jeremy Mayfield convicted in Catawba County

Jan. 09, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

Note: The original version of this story indicated that Mayfield still faced charges in Caldwell County. Under the terms of his plea agreement in Catawba Superior Court, all of the charges Mayfield faced in Catawba and Caldwell were condensed into one case, and all charges but the ones on which he was convicted were dismissed.

Troubled former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was convicted Monday in Catawba County of charges related to drugs and stolen furniture found on his property more than two years ago.Mayfield, 44, of Catawba was convicted of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. His jail sentence was suspended, and he was put on probation for 18 months and ordered to pay $88,124.41 in restitution, fines and court costs, the district attorney’s office announced.

Mayfield had been charged in Catawba County with five counts of felony possession of stolen goods, felony possession of methamphetamine and obstruction of justice after investigators searched Mayfield’s property on Hudson Chapel Road in Catawba on Nov. 1, 2011. Investigators said they found 1.5 grams of methamphetamine in a safe in Mayfied’s home and also found sound equipment and electronics, Red Bull Racing signs, tools and furniture that had been reported stolen.

Mayfield also was cahrged in Caldwell County with four counts of felony larceny. Hudson police say Mayfield was seen in the early morning hours of Feb. 26, 2011, asleep in the cab of a tractor-trailer at 2698 Hickory Blvd., which was then the home of Anderson Truck Lines. Mayfield is accused of stealing four trailers and thousands of dollars worth of furniture.