Jason Mayhem Miller was taken into custody on Friday night on a felony charge putting the former UFC star at risk of violating the terms of his current probation.
The MMA veteran is currently being held in Orange County, California without bail after pleading not guilty when he stood before the judge last Tuesday. He is set to appear back in court on Halloween for a review of his bail.
Miller has been accused of going into a woman’s home and wrecking several items of her property on Friday. “Mayhem” Miller allegedly smashed up a marble table, punched numerous holes in doors before removing the doors to the home and tearing the garage door from its rails. This information came from Michelle Van Der Linden, the Orange County District Attorney representative.
Jason Miller was arrested at the scene and could be looking at some jail time and a felony charge due to the fact that the damage done surpassed $400, per California State legislation. The charge faced by Miller is even more important for him since he is currently on probation. In November of last year, the former UFC and Strikeforce star pled guilty to corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. As a result, Miller opted to cut a plea deal and winded up being sentenced to a suspended state prison sentence of four years with credit for 62 days served as well as three years of probation.
Miller was subsequently sent to a rehabilitation facility. The condition was that he must remain sober and not come in violation of his probation or he’d be made to serve the rest of his jail time. “Mayhem” then pled guilty to a separate felony vandalism charge. In addition to an assault with a weapon on a peace officer, battery, false imprisonment and resisting arrest in April of last year. Those other incidents, all four of which are felony charges, are resultant of another incident in 2015. His probation was rescinded but then reactivated in January of this year, set to end on June 13th of 2020 before this new charge.
The last time Jason Miller competed in MMA was back two years ago for Italian promotion Venator. A bout which he lost to Mattia Schiavolin via Rear Naked Choke in the third round. In his hay-day, Jason “Mayhem” Miller was one of the greatest and most dangerous 185ers on the planet. His UFC career came to an end when he was cut in 2012.
As evidenced by the latest turn in the tale of Jason Miller, it can easily be said that there cannot be a more fitting nickname for the controversial middleweight veteran.