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Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Pleads Guilty To Almost A Dozen Charges

April 6, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

The Orange County Register reports that Jason “Mayhem” Miller was sentenced to three years of probation and 100 days in jail yesterday for several felonies due to multiple incidents with police. He pleaded guilty to almost a dozen felonies and misdemeanors, including assault on a peace officer, battery and resisting arrest. As part of the plea bargain with Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald, Miller was granted double credit for fifty days of time served. This means that he’s essentially free to go and won’t have to be in jail anymore. This past February, a jury acquitted Miller of felony domestic violence after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2013 at his home in Mission Viejo.

His lawyer, Cameron Talley, said he has two strikes on his record and could be in a lot of trouble if he violates his probation. He claims that after Miller lost his commentating job at Fox Sports, he became depressed due to the allegations against him.

Talley said: “The good news for Jason is that his life is back on track. He’s got his business back, and he’s traveling the world as a commentator.

While waiting for word on his domestic violence case, Miller had several issues with police. In October 2014, he locked himself in his home for over four hours and live tweeted while Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies tried to arrest him for an outstanding warrant. In 2015, he was arrested after kicking and spitting at police after an ordeal at a restaurant in Laguna Beach. Finally, he was arrested again for resisting arrest and spitting in a cop’s face in Costa Mesa. He has also been accused of throwing a tile at a deputy, who went to his home after calls about a disturbance.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Mark Geller, the man who was in charge of the cases, said Miller should have had a longer sentence due to his “many incidents of assaultive conduct against police officers.”

Geller added: “I don’t agree with the sentence, but I respect the court’s position.

Miller accepted responsibility for his actions but thinks police treated him like an abuser due to the domestic violence allegations. He currently works as a trainer and manager for other fighters. He claims his depression is gone and he’s working to rebuild. He added that he normally has a good relationship with police, as he trains police officers in his gym.

He said: “I take responsibility for my stupidity. You can’t rough up the police with no consequences. I’ll serve my time with my head held high. I’ll straighten up and fly right.

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