Every time we get the notion that the Jeremy Mayfield Meth Saga is over and done and he’s going to come clean, something inexplicably pops up that lends credence to his story, and we’re forced to reconsider facts of the case that would otherwise be beyond second thought.
To wit, the last time we heard from Lisa Mayfield, she was testifying in federal court that she had witnessed Jeremy purchase, manufacture, and use methamphetamines dozens of times over the last 10 years or so. Jeremy, as you’ll also recall, responded by calling her “basically a whore” who “killed [his] father.” Doesn’t look good for Jeremy, right? Well, it sure didn’t… until Lisa got arrested on a litany of charges this weekend on Jeremy’s property.
According to ESPN, Lisa Mayfield was rung up on six different counts, four of which involve good ol’ Hillbilly Kung-Fu:
Lisa Mayfield, the stepmother of Jeremy Mayfield and a witness for NASCAR in defending its suspension of the Sprint Cup driver, was arrested Saturday night after an incident at her stepson’s Catawba County house.
According to Catawba chief of police Cecil Cook, Lisa Mayfield was charged with public intoxication and had warrants issued for four counts of simple assault and second-degree trespassing.
According to Tommie Coulter, the supervisor of the Catawba Clerk of Court’s office, the warrant issued accused Lisa of using her fist or foot to assault Jessica Jorgensen, Christopher Gerren, Damian Bone and Madeline Bone.
Details? Why yes, there are details, and yes, they are incredibly embarrassing and indicative of severe problems! How did you know?
The arrest was made at the home of Jeremy and Shana Mayfield. According to Shana Mayfield, she and her husband were on their way to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C., for a dirt-track race when they received a call from a couple that lives on their property.
Shana said the couple heard banging on the door and went to the house to investigate. She said by the time she and Jeremy arrived back at the house, Lisa Mayfield was in handcuffs.
At that point, Shana Mayfield claimed that Lisa Mayfield threatened to come back and “kill me.”
“According to the officers she was pretty high,” Cook said.
Yes, people, let’s remember one thing: public intox doesn’t always mean drunkenness. Booze just contributes to that charge the vast majority of the time. But there isn’t a separate charge for public mething or public stoning - wait, that’s something totally different, but you get what we mean. Intoxication just means you’re out of your mind on something.
We don’t know what that “something” is in this case - no wild yet oddly specific accusation from Jeremy on Lisa’s drug use to go off of - so no need to speculate. But if the cops are saying she was “high,” we’re probably not talking about a nice night with a bottle of Wild Turkey here. And when cheap whiskey’s not potent enough to get you out of your mind, well, we’re in dangerous territory.
So now what? Who the f**k knows what’s next? Anything is possible in this case. Literally anything. If you read that Jeremy Mayfield pistol-whipped a Volvo because he thought it was going to sing to the feds, how surprised would you be on a scale of 1 to 10? 3, tops, right? At this point, all we can do is sit back, strap in, and let the madness wash over us. Kind of like being on a meth trip, we’re told.