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CATAWBA COUNTY, NC - Jeremy Mayfield's step-mother was arrested at his Catawba County home following a brawl Saturday night involving four people, two of which are employees for the NASCAR driver.
The sheriff's office says Jeremy Mayfield and his wife, Shana, were not home at the time of the alleged incident.
Damian Boone, who is an employee of Jeremy Mayfield, told authorities that Lisa Mayfield came onto Jeremy and Shana Mayfield's property. He said Lisa Mayfield beat on the couple's front door while issuing profanity.
Boone says when he approached Lisa Mayfield, she threatened to kill Jeremy and Shana Mayfield.
Boone, who is Asian, said Lisa Mayfield address him using racial slurs. He also said she assaulted his wife, Madeline, also an employee of Jeremy Mayfield's; their daughter, Jessica Jorgensen; and her fiancee, Christopher Gerren.
When Jeremy Mayfield and his wife returned home, sheriff's deputies had already place Lisa Mayfield in handcuffs. Jeremy Mayfield, the Boones, Jorgensen and Gerren filed separate warrants against Lisa Mayfield.
In the warrant Jeremy Mayfield filed, he told authorities his step-mother had been told several times to stay away from his home and that there are 'No Trespassing' signs posted at the front driveway.
Jeremy Mayfield also told authorities that Lisa Mayfield hit his employee, Damian Boone, and made racial remarks to Boone and his family.
Lisa Mayfield was charged with public intoxication, and warrants were issued for four counts of simple assault and second-degree trespassing.
Lisa Mayfield was taken to the Catawba County jail and released Sunday on a $5,000 bond.
In recent months, there has been growing animosity between Jeremy Mayfield and his step-mother, Lisa.
NASCAR suspended Jeremy Mayfield on May 9 after he tested positive for methamphetamines. The test was administered to him eight days earlier.
A federal judge in Charlotte granted Mayfield a temporary injunction.
After the suspension was lifted, Mayfield was given another drug test in which he tested positive for the drug once again.
NASCAR presented the results of the second test as well as Lisa Mayfield's testimony in which she claims Jeremy Mayfield used methamphetamines more than two dozen times within the last 11 years.
Jeremy Mayfield has since publicly discredited his step-mother's statement and he's even accused her of murdering his father. Police, however, said Mayfield's father committed suicide.