Jason “Mayhem” Miller could face a potentially long prison sentence if convicted after being charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest.
Miller was arrested early in the morning of September 10 after police responded to a call from a woman involved in the alleged altercation with the fighter. Now he has been formally charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
According to court records obtained by MMA Fighting, Miller was charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest on September 14. The former UFC and Strikeforce athlete has pleaded not guilty to both counts.
The charges stem from Miller allegedly causing physical harm to his girlfriend, then barricaded himself in a bathroom once police arrived to intervene.
Police eventually arrested Miller after the victim was found with visible marks on his face and neck.
TMZ first reported the charges against Miller while adding that the UFC veteran allegedly forced police to break down the bathroom door in order to arrest him after the victim jumped out of a window to get away from him during the physical confrontation. . The report added that the charges against Miller indicated that he “willfully inflicted bodily harm resulting in traumatic condition” on the victim in the case.
Both charges are considered felonies in the state of California.
Because Miller has a long criminal history, including serving prison terms, he might consider an even harsher prison sentence if convicted of the crimes. The domestic violence charge, in particular, notes in California criminal codes that previous convictions could result in an even longer jail term.
In recent years, Miller has faced a litany of legal issues and numerous arrests, including an incident in 2017 where he pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges.
In 2019, he was sentenced to one year in prison for vandalism and violating a protection order and Miller was also sentenced to another one year in prison for vandalism and attempted grand theft earlier this year.
Court records show Miller remains in custody and his next court appearance is scheduled for October 25. The bond was originally set at $ 1.385 million, but has now been lowered to $ 150,000, which has still not been paid.