Mayfield moves from foreclosed property Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has moved from his recently foreclosed-on property in Catawba County, N.C., but will get to enjoy the holidays while awaiting his next legal battle.
The former Sprint Cup driver, who unsuccessfully challenged in court the results of his 2009 drug test and remains suspended by NASCAR, faces one felony count of methamphetamine possession and 18 felony charges related to stolen goods found on his former property. Those charges are spread across three North Carolina counties. His latest court appearance was Monday in Statesville, N.C., where the case was continued to Feb. 18.
He also has upcoming court dates—designated as administrative hearings where the attorneys report to the judge on the case’s status—on Dec. 3 in Newton, N.C., and Jan. 14 in Lenoir, N.C.
No trial dates have been set, and Mayfield has maintained his innocence of those charges. He has alleged that NASCAR worked with local authorities in their investigation of him, which resulted in a search of his property on Nov. 1, 2011, and indictments in February and April.
Following his court appearance Monday, Mayfield confirmed that he and his wife, Shana, have moved to a new location.
“We’ve moved,” Mayfield said. “Everything is really good.”
Mayfield would not blame the NASCAR suspension on his losing his home and his wife filing for bankruptcy, saying that it was more of a typical downsizing in tough economic times.
His property, approximately 415 acres, was auctioned for $1.725 million in April to Carolina Farm Credit, which held the mortgage. Mayfield’s wife then filed for bankruptcy, which allowed the Mayfields to remain on the property and put the sale on hold. More at Sporting News
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