White supremacist gang member arrested in Lincolnton

Jeremy Lee ‘Mayhem’ Mays
Jeremy Lee ‘Mayhem’ Mays Lincolnton Police Department

A man police said belongs to a white supremacist “prison gang” was arrested and jailed on driving while impaired and other charges after a traffic stop in Lincolnton this week.

Jeremy Lee “Mayhem” Mays of Lexington is a member of the Bound for Glory Gang, a white supremacist prison gang, Lincolnton police said.

Bound for Glory is among four prison gangs with members in or released from N.C. prisons, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The gang was founded in 2011 in the N.C. prison system.

The State Highway Patrol stopped Mays’ vehicle at East Main Street and East Gaston Street near U.S. 321 on Tuesday afternoon.

A search of his vehicle turned up a “significant amount” of heroin and methamphetamine, police said.

The State Highway Patrol charged Mays with DWI, careless and reckless driving, failure to maintain lane control, driving while license revoked, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to stop for a red light.

Mays also had outstanding warrants in Onslow County for common law robbery, assault on a female and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

On Wednesday, Lincolnton police charged Mays with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, trafficking heroin by possession and trafficking heroin by transporting.

Mays was jailed on $31,000 bail.

Mays has been convicted of felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony larceny, felony breaking and entering and felony first-degree arson, police said. A press release from the department also included the following description: “Additionally, Mays is a validated gang member validated through the North Carolina Department of Corrections as a member of the Bound for Glory Gang, which is a White Supremacist Prison Gang.”

Police said they are trying to determine what connections Mays might have to the Lincolnton area.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Lincolnton Police Department at 704-736-8900 or Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crimestoppers at 704 736-8909.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak