Yesterday, we reported on the recent arrest of Jason “Mayhem” Miller in Mission Viejo, CA. The latest incident is part of a tumultuous run for the DREAM, Strikeforce, and UFC veteran since parting ways with the world’s largest promotion.
Tuesday morning, additional details emerged regarding the events surrounding his arrest. In a press release obtained by SBNation.com, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, released the following information:
On Saturday, August 10, 2013, Sheriff’s personnel were advised by a caller that she was the victim of domestic violence that occurred on Saturday, August 3, 2013, in Mission Viejo.
Deputy C. Martin responded at approximately 1336 hours to the alleged victim’s location. The alleged victim reported that at approximately 2100 hours on Saturday, August 3, 2013, she and Jason Nicholas Miller were involved in an argument regarding a text message she found on Miller’s cellular phone. Deputies were unable to make contact with Miller on August 10th to obtain his statement.
On Sunday, August 11, 2013, at about 0530 hours, deputies were dispatched to a residence in Mission Viejo reference at loud party. When they arrived, they contacted Miller who was outside his residence yelling at his neighbors. Based on the report filed by the alleged victim, Miller was arrested for CPC 273.5, domestic violence.
Injuries to the alleged victim include multiple bruises covering both arms and both legs, laceration and bleeding above right eyebrow (approx. 1.5″ wide), and laceration to the right side of face (approx. 1.5″ wide). No property or weapons involved.
Miller was arrested on CPC 273.5 domestic violence charges. Contrary to what has been reported on other mixed martial arts websites, in the state of California this charge is considered to be a “wobbler.” This means that at the prosecutor’s discretion the defendant can given either misdemeanor or felony charges. While Miller was previously charged with vandalism (charges that were later dropped), California state law bars a prosecutor from introducing prior misconduct at a trial.
If charged with a felony, Miller could face anything from formal probation to two to four years in prison, while a misdemeanor would net up to a year in prison and a monetary fine.
We are currently working to gather additional information, so stay tuned.