Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was freed from a North Carolina jail on Thursday after he posted bail. Mayfield has been accused of stealing various pieces of property from Red Bull Racing and various other businesses.
Mayfield surrendered himself to a Caldwell County magistrate on Thursday and was released on a $100,000 unsecured bond.
According to Fox Sports:
“Indictments by a grand jury released last month charged Mayfield with three counts of possessing property stolen from businesses, and a fourth charge of obtaining property by false pretense. He has called the latest charges ”baseless.””
This isn’t the first run-in with the law Mayfield has had, in November 2011 police raided the former NASCAR drivers Catawba home and found 1.5 grams of methamphetamine.
Mayfield hasn’t raced in NASCAR since failing a random drug test in 2009 at Richmond International Raceway.
Last month Mayfield returned to court on his own terms to ask that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond listen to his lawsuit seeking reinstatement as a NASCAR driver.
Do you think Jeremy Mayfield deserves to be reinstated after one failed drug test or has the rest of his actions outside of the sport given NASCAR officials reason to leave him in the dust so to speak?