More stolen goods found on Mayfield's property
Investigators returned to Jeremy Mayfield’s home with another search warrant Wednesday morning, this time seizing furniture from his home on Hudson Chapel Road in Catawba.
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office first served a search warrant on Mayfield’s home on Nov. 1, with officers from Lincoln and Iredell counties. While at his home, they took photos of items at Mayfield’s house, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
Wednesday’s search warrant was issued by the Hudson Police Department.
“When we served our search warrant, the victims IDed it as theirs,” he said of the furniture. “Hudson police had probable cause from a case in February.”
Reid called the items “high dollar furniture,” that were primarily chairs and couches.
On Feb. 26 at 3 a.m., a Hudson police officer saw a big-rig cab parked at Anderson Truck Lines, according to the search warrant. Inside the cab were Mayfield and a friend. When the officer asked what the two were doing there so early, Mayfield said the pair had bought the cab in Tennessee and were driving back to North Carolina when they got tired and stopped to rest, according to the warrant.
Later that day, at 8:15 p.m., the owner of the truck company on Hickory Boulevard reported that four of his trailers were stolen, along with 70 pieces of furniture that were inside and worth $15,000, according to the police report.
The Hudson Police Department suspected Mayfield’s involvement and went to his Catawba home. However, none of the furniture was there and he was not charged, according to the search warrant.
When investigators searched Mayfield’s home on Nov. 1, photos were taken and some of the furniture was spotted, according to the search warrant.
Some of the furniture was inside Mayfield’s home in addition to being in trailers on his property, according to the warrant.
Investigators were at Mayfield’s home for about 90 minutes Wednesday executing the warrant. Reid said furniture was the only thing taken from the former NASCAR racer’s home, and that he was not charged.