SHERMAN OAKS (CNS) - Former mixed martial arts fighter Jason “Mayhem'' Miller was arrested for alleged domestic violence in Sherman Oaks today.
Los Angeles Police Department officers were sent about 3 a.m. Friday to a residence in the 15000 block of Dickens Street, near the San Diego (405) Freeway, after receiving a call from a woman who reported the alleged assault, according to the department's Officer Tony Im.
Arriving officers found the woman with visible wounds on her face and arrested Miller at the scene, Im said.
TMZ reported that police used a Taser on Miller when he resisted arrested and started an altercation, though Im could not confirm the report.
Miller was booked into the LAPD Valley Jail Section on felony charges with bail set at nearly $1.4 million.
Miller's relationship, if any, to the woman he allegedly assaulted was not immediately known.
The ex-MMA fighter has had many previous entanglements with local law enforcement.
Miller pleaded guilty on July 18, 2019, to felony vandalism and misdemeanor violation of a protective stay-away order and was sentenced to a year in jail and placed on three years probation. In that case, he smashed a marble table at his girlfriend's La Habra residence while also punching holes in and removing doors from the home and derailing the garage door.
Miller pleaded guilty to beating the same girlfriend in September 2017 and was sentenced two months later to 124 days in jail and released with credit for time served, according to court records.
He was arrested again on Jan. 11, 2018, when he was found to be in possession of a bulletproof vest and various other weapons such as nunchucks, various knives, a machete, an axe, a samurai sword and replica assault weapons, according to a probation officer's report. Police also allegedly found human growth hormone and various other performance-enhancing drugs apparently obtained without a prescription.
Miller, whose progress on probation was previously characterized as “limited and disappointing'' by the probation officer, dropped out of a drug and alcohol recovery program. On Sept. 23, 2018, he tested positive for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and various opioids, according to court records.
When Miller resolved a litany of legal troubles in 2017, prosecutors said he could face up to 21 years in prison if he ran afoul of the law again. When he accepted a plea bargain from Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald in April of that year, he said he was committed to clearing probation.
“I'm going to fly right,'' Miller told reporters then.
At the time, Miller said his repeated contacts with law enforcement started after he was accused of domestic violence by an ex-girlfriend. Shortly after the allegations surfaced, he lost his job as an analyst with Fox Sports and couldn't get any more fights.
“My entire life turned into a crisis,'' Miller told reporters in 2017.
Fitzgerald sentenced him to 100 days in jail, but since he had already accrued credit for time served he did not have to spend any more time in custody.
Miller was acquitted on Feb. 1, 2017, of assaulting the former girlfriend, but other charges involving his conflicts with law enforcement were set aside at the time for a separate trial.
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