CANDLER, NC (AP) — The grandson of NASCAR driver Jack Ingram
has been charged with stealing his championship rings and other
mementos, then asking Ingram to pay for their return.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Buncombe County
investigators charged 25-year-old Jackson Layne Ingram Thursday
with breaking and entering and larceny.
Police said $5,000 worth of items were taken from Ingram’s home
June 29, including the diamond ring Ingram won for his 1982 Busch
Series championship , a 1985 championship ring, a watch and his
wife’s high school ring.
A few days later, a caller asked for $1,000 to return the items,
but Ingram said no.
Jackson Ingram was being held at the Buncombe County Detention
Center. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.
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