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10/03 2018

NASCAR driver Jordan Anderson cleared of charges relating to stolen race truck By Jerry Jordan, Editor

 

 

”GREAT NEWS!!!!  – RR-AZ”…

CONCORD, N.C. – Criminal charges against NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson have been dismissed.

News of the dismissal came from Anderson, who has been working closely with his attorney and Rowan (North Carolina) County prosecutors, to clear his name. Last week, a warrant was issued for Anderson’s arrest upon allegations that he purchased a stolen race truck from Robert Newling. Newling had been hired to repair the truck, which belonged to Mike Harmon and was damaged in a race.

“My attorney has stayed in constant contact with the Rowan County District Attorney handling the case to reach a resolution, which has resulted in charges being dropped and a voluntary dismissal being filed earlier this morning without the need of a formal arrest,” Anderson said, in a release provided Tuesday afternoon. “The race truck in question was delivered earlier this week to a location desired by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department. I continue to maintain my innocence in this matter, and the fact that I bought the race truck in good faith with a bill of sale, unbeknown of its history.”

Copies of check stubs and a bill of sale provided to Kickin’ the Tires showed Anderson bought the truck for $6,500 but sheriff’s deputies were alleging he knew the truck was stolen at the time of purchase. Nothing on the invoice, which included numerous items Newling was paid to repair, indicated the vehicle’s ownership was in question. Newling was arrested last week on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle. Anderson was never arrested or taken into custody.

Anderson said he found out about the warrant while he was in Las Vegas for the truck race there and was delayed in returning to North Carolina because of a vehicle accident. Despite that, his attorney began working with prosecutors to get to the bottom of the matter. He purchased the truck in good faith and court records show the case was dismissed for a lack of evidence.

A source told Kickin’ the Tires the legal snafu began when repair work on the race trucks was not paid in full. According to the source, Newling claimed to have a mechanic’s lien on the vehicle and sold it to Anderson. The source said mechanic’s lien laws in North Carolina were changed in 2012, which contributed to the problems for Anderson.

“This has been quite a humbling lesson in being a new team owner, and the importance of discerning who you do business with,” Anderson stated. “I take great honor in representing to the best of my ability my fans, partners, and family; and am grateful for your grace, support, and prayers through this all.

“Nine months ago, when we put into action the idea and dream of starting up our own team to compete, the main principle was, and is, to have faith, respect, and integrity serve as the pillar to every action and decision that is made with ownership. My life verse has been, and will continue to be, Proverbs 3: 5-6. I take great hope in knowing that God allows everything in life to happen for a reason and will apply what God has taught me through this as motivation to keep my relationship with Him first in everything that we do.”