Jason “Mayhem” Miller could be staring down a potentially lengthy prison sentence if convicted after he was charged with felony domestic violence and resisting arrest.
Miller was arrested in the early morning hours on Sept. 10 after police responded to a call from a woman involved in the alleged altercation with the fighter. Now he’s officially been charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
According to court records obtained by MMA Fighting, Miller was charged with felony domestic violence as well as resisting arrest on Sept. 14. The former UFC and Strikeforce athlete pled not guilty to both charges.
The charges stem from Miller allegedly causing physical harm to his girlfriend and then barricading himself in a bathroom once police arrived to intervene.
Police eventually arrested Miller after the victim was found with visible marks on her face and neck.
TMZ first reported the charges being filed against Miller while also adding that the former UFC fighter allegedly forced police to break down the door to the bathroom 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 stated he “willfully inflicted corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition” on the victim in the case.
Both charges are considered felonies in the state of California.
Because Miller has a lengthy past criminal history including jail time served, he could be looking at an even stiffer prison sentence if convicted of the crimes. The domestic violence charge in particular notes in California penal codes that past convictions could lead to an even longer prison sentence.
Over the past several years, Miller has faced a litany of legal issues and numerous arrests including an incident in 2017 where he pled guilty to domestic violence charges.
In 2019, he was sentenced to one year in jail for vandalism and violating a protective order and Miller also received another one-year prison sentence for vandalism and attempted grand theft earlier this year
Court records show that Miller remains in custody with his next court appearance scheduled on Oct. 25. Bail was initially set at $1.385 million but that has now been lowered to $150,000, which has still not been paid.