CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- The son of Republican dairy businessman Scottie Mayfield pleaded guilty to vandalism Monday, concluding the tire-slashing saga that played a role in deflating his father's congressional campaign.

Michael Mayfield, 34, received a year of unsupervised probation and paid about $500 in restitution and court costs, according to Bill Reedy, the Roane County, TN., prosecutor in the case.

"Except for the personalities involved, it was pretty mundane," Reedy said of Monday's hearing.

Michael Jenne, Mayfield's lawyer, could not be reached for comment.

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