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Jack Ingram's grandson charged

CANDLER, N.C. -- The grandson of NASCAR driver Jack Ingram is accused of stealing his championship rings and other mementos, then asking Ingram to pay for their return.

Buncombe County investigators charged 25-year-old Jackson Layne Ingram on Thursday with breaking and entering and larceny, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported.

Authorities said $5,000 worth of items were taken from Jack Ingram's home June 29, including the diamond ring he 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.