Jeremy Mayfield turns himself in

A North Carolina State Superior Court grand jury indicted Jeremy Mayfield on Monday afternoon on three counts of felony possession of stolen goods or property (over $1000), one count of felony obtaining property under false pretenses (over $1000), and one count of felony possession of methamphetamine stemming from an investigation last fall that lead to his arrest on Nov. 1.

Property listed in court documents included items belonging to Fitz Holdings, Red Bull Racing and DEA Ventures Inc. Numerous sources listed the value of the stolen property in excess of $100,000.

Mayfield turned himself in at the Catawba County Sheriff's office on Tuesday, with his wife and lawyer present, claiming the allegations are false.

The Charlotte ABC News affiliate spoke with Mayfield and asked if the accusations were true. “No, it is not true,” he said, “We are just taking it one day at a time and it will eventually all come out."

The indictments are but the latest chapter in the drama surrounding Mayfield and his May 2009 suspension from NASCAR for violating the series' controlled substances policy by failing a random drug screen. The once-promising career of the Owensville, Ky., native skidded to a stop, and Mayfield began a series of legal battles in which he maintained his innocence and accused NASCAR of targeting him unfairly.

NASCAR maintained that not only were the sanctions against Mayfield justified, but that the driver relinquished his right to sue by signing waivers to drive with the series.

Mayfield's next court appearances are scheduled for Feb. 24 on the stolen property charges and March 5 for the drug charges. He was also charged in District Court with failure to stop at a red light.

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