• Ex-NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield kicked off NC land


    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - Authorities in North Carolina have seized an unfinished home and land belonging to former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield.

    Catawba County Sheriff's Sgt. Kerry Hayer told the Hickory Daily Record that deputies changed the locks on the door of the home in Catawba on Wednesday.

    Carolina Farm Credit received an order earlier this month transferring the land and buildings to the company. Court records show the bank bought the land for $1,725,000.

    Mayfield had a court date scheduled in Catawba County for Dec. 3 on charges of one count of felony possession of methamphetamine, one count of felony obtaining property by false pretense and three counts of felony possession of stolen goods or property.

    In May, a judge has ordered Mayfield to hand over a $1 million to the mail carrier that his dogs attacked last year.

    Mayfield timeline:

    • May 2, 2009: Mayfield was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy.
    • June 9, 2009: Reports surfaced that Mayfield tested positive for methamphetamines during a random drug screening on May 1 at Richmond Motor Speedway.
    • July 1, 2009: U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen granted a temporary injunction, lifting Mayfield’s suspension from NASCAR.
    • July 15, 2009: NASCAR stated that Mayfield had again tested positive for meth during testing on July 6, five days after his suspension was lifted.
    • July 15, 2009: Mayfield's stepmother, Lisa Mayfield, stated that she had seen him use methamphetamine many times since 1998. Mayfield denied her claims.
    • July 24, 2009: A federal appeals court reversed Mayfield’s injunction and his suspension was reinstated.
    • July 26, 2009: Lisa Mayfield filed a lawsuit against Jeremy Mayfield for slander and sought unspecified monetary damages.
    • May 18, 2010: A North Carolina state judge dismissed Mayfield’s claims against NASCAR that it set him up and he was a chronic meth user.
    • April 22, 2011: Five dogs owned by Mayfield attacked a female mail carrier who was carrying a package to the front porch. She received several scratches and bite marks on her legs.
    • November 2, 2011: Mayfield was charged with possession of Meth in Catawba County.
    • November 7, 2011:  Grand jury indicted Mayfield on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine
    • February 20, 2012: Mayfield indicted on possession of stolen property
    • April 30, 2012: Mayfield's house went up for auction on the steps of the Catawba Co. courthouse
    • May 9, 2012: Mayfield ordered to pay $1 million to postal worker that his dogs bit
    • May 11, 2012: Mayfield's home foreclosure put on hold after wife files for bankruptcy


    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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