LENOIR, N.C. -- Jeremy Mayfield was in a Caldwell County Superior court Wednesday on four felony counts of larceny. The suspended NASCAR driver's case was continued as the prosecution explained it was still waiting on more discovery before moving forward.
Both sides acknowledged that they had discussed a plea deal, but afterward Mayfield said he did not know the details of what was discussed but said he would not accept any plea arrangement that included jail time.
"I mean why would I do that?" Mayfield said.
Mayfield also faces charges in Catawba and Iredell counties stemming from the same incidents.
In Catawba he faces charges of felony possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine. He also has a charge of obtaining property by false pretense.
In Iredell County he was indicted on seven charges of felony breaking and entering and one count of felony larceny.
"I just want to get all this behind me,” Mayfield said. “It has dragged on for too long."
He said he feels all the charges may be "put together and handled that way."
He is set to appear in court again on March 4. At that time his case would be set for trial or he could accept a plea agreement.
"We'll see, but I feel it will be taken care of soon," Mayfield said. He added he currently just working some jobs and misses racing and hopes to return to the sport after settling his legal battles.
"I'll do whatever they (NASCAR) want me to do... 30 days, 90 days," Mayfield said.
Mayfield still contends that he did not fail a drug test because of illegal drugs. He said that he had taken the ADD drug Adrenal.