UFC Veteran Jason Miller Jailed, Charged with Multiple Felonies

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 26, 2020

Troubled former mixed martial artist Jason Miller was arrested in California after being charged with multiple felonies, according to a report from Fox 11 Los Angeles.

The former UFC talent known as “Mayhem” pleaded not guilty to felony counts of first-degree burglary, unlawful taking of a vehicle and grand theft auto in court on Tuesday. The 39-year-old will be held without bail until a pretrial hearing on Sept. 2. According to Irvine Police Sgt. Karie Davies, Miller knew his victim, who was not identified in the report.

Miller, who was initially arrested at 6:24 p.m. local time this past Friday, was already on probation after pleading guilty to felony vandalism for smashing a large marble table, punching holes in and removing doors and derailing the garage door at his girlfriend’s residence.

Miller has had several altercations with law enforcement in recent years, including a 2014 incident in which he barricaded himself inside his house when police arrived to serve an arrest warrant for an alleged stalking. He was taken into custody after a live tweeting a SWAT standoff.

The following year, Miller was arrested for kicking and spitting at police officers after an incident at a restaurant in Laguna Beach, Calif. And in 2016, the 36-year-old fighter was arrested for spitting on a police officer following an argument with two females at a restaurant in Costa Mesa, Calif. In February 2018, a jury acquitted Miller of domestic violence charges stemming from an alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend at his Mission Viejo home in 2013.

In October 2018, Miller was arrested on a felony vandalism charge that left him in violation of his parole. In April 2018, the former “Bully Beatdown” host accepted a four-year suspended sentence for multiple domestic violence charges; that deal also included three years’ probation for domestic violence incidents with three different women.

Last year, Miller released a statement on his Facebook page that seemed to signal a positive turn, as he admitted that “I wasn’t in the right state of mind for a very long time” while adding that he was “confident of my sanity and sobriety.”

After a four-year hiatus from the sport, Miller made his MMA return at a Venator Fighting Championship event on May 21, 2016. After missing weight by 24 pounds, “Mayhem” was submitted in the second round by Mattia Schiavolin. The UFC, Strikeforce and Dream veteran owns a 23-10 career record that includes victories over the likes of Tim Kennedy, Robbie Lawler and Denis Kang.

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