Friday, May 11, 2012

Postal Worker Wins $1M Judgement Against Mayfields, Shana Mayfield Files For Bankruptcy

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and his wife have been ordered to pay $1 million to a postal worker attacked by dogs at his North Carolina home.

Jeremy and Shana Mayfield
Postal employee Mary Bolton was attacked by five dogs owned by Mayfield and his wife, Shana, while attempting to deliver a package in April of 2011. She was severely injured before Mayfield called off the dog, assisted her into his home and called an ambulance. Bolton sued in civil court, claiming that her physical injuries and resulting nerve damage prevented her from working for several months.

Mayfield did not appear at any hearings related to the case, and told the Hickory Daily Record that he could not afford to hire an attorney to defend him. Despite prevailing in Wednesday’s ruling, Bolton may have difficulty collecting on her $1 million award. Mayfield has accumulated millions of dollars in legal fees related to a recently abandoned lawsuit against NASCAR, and recently saw his Catawba County, NC home sold at public auction.

In a related story, The Sporting News reported that Shana Mayfield filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S Bankruptcy Court Wednesday, in an effort to delay a scheduled eviction from their Catawba County home.

The Mayfields took out two mortgages totaling $3,127,500 on the home and its surrounding 455-acre property in July of 2006, but stopped making payments shortly after the former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver was suspended for failing a drug test. Approximately $2.3 million in principal is still owed, and foreclosure proceedings began in December of last year. Mayfield’s lender, Carolina Farm Credit, purchased the home at public auction for $1.725 million April 30, and allowed new bids to be submitted for a period of 10 days.  Mayfield was required to pay the entire balance due by the end of business yesterday, or vacate the property.

In the bankruptcy filing, Shana Mayfield claimed less than $50,000 in assets, against liabilities of between $1 million and $10 million. The filing will allow the Mayfields to postpone foreclosure and remain in the home, at least temporarily.

Photo Credit: AP


  1. It just never ends, does it?

  2. Anonymous11:25 AM

    What a waste of talent Dave. Sorry u have to keep writing on this topic. Have a great day.

  3. A tragic tale to say the least.

  4. Anonymous11:46 AM

    While this post appears to have all the basic facts, and do agree that Mayfield seems to be a regular screw up, Busbee's article with a few more details at least gives a more complete picture of this latest saga. No trespassing & dog warning signs on his property, plus his attempt to help the injured worker (even dialing 911) paint a slightly better picture than complete negligence.

  5. Travis Turnsy12:50 PM

    Thank you Dave for reporting the story. I had not heard about this at all. Wow, poor girl getting chewed up by the dogs. I hope she makes a full and complete recovery. Looking forward to your show on XM-Sirius!! Keep up the awesome work Travis from Tulsa

  6. Anonymous6:45 PM

    I hope they are abducted by aliens and aren't returned.

    Doug from NJ

  7. Gboyd012:16 AM

    How sad...