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Former Orange County Martial Arts Fighter Pleads Guilty to Assault and Battery Charges

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller stood in court with his trademark pink mohawk on Wednesday and was sentenced to three years probation and 100 days in jail for a list of felonies involving multiple clashes with the Orange County police. Miller who is 36 years old, plead guilty to about a dozen felonies and misdemeanors which included assault on a peace officer, battery and resisting arrest.

Miller got a plea bargain with Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald. He was given double credit for his 50 days of time served, so he will not have to spend any more time behind bars, his attorney Cameron Talley said.

Talley reported that Miller has two strikes on his record now and could have some serious consequences if he violates his probation. According to Miller’s lawyer the former champion MMA fighter had lost his job as a commentator for Fox Sports and became engulfed in depression after allegations of domestic violence with his ex-girlfriend in his Mission Viejo home in 2013. In February a jury acquitted him of those charges that seemed to have triggered his problems.

While the domestic violence charges were pending, Miller had several run-ins with the police. In October, 2014 he had barricaded himself inside his home for over fours hours while the Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies tried to detain him for an outstanding warrant. All the while he was live tweeting the incident.

In 2015, he was arrested after police said he kicked and spit at them following an incident in a Laguna Beach restaurant. He was then arrested again last year for resisting arrest and spitting in an officer’s face in Costa Mesa. He was also accused of throwing an object at a sheriff who had responded to his Mission Viejo home after reports of a disturbance.

Mark Geller, Senior Deputy District Attorney who handled the cases, said that Miller should have received a longer sentence, making note of his “many incidents of assaultive conduct against police officers.” “I don’t agree with the sentences, but I respect the court’s position,” he said.

Miller says he accepts responsibility for his actions, but believes that police treated him differently and labeled him as an abuser after the domestic violence accusations.

If you or someone you love is suspected of assault or battery, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949)477-8088 for a consultation now.

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