(Shaved head? New cross-tattoo that matches your nail polish? Congrats, Jason, you’re ready for prison. / Photo via OFFICIALMAYHEMMILLER)
Yesterday, we regretfully informed you that Jason “Mayhem” Miller had been arrested for the third time in the past 30 days for violating a “stay away” order related to his ongoing domestic violence charges. When we heard the news, we figured that Miller might have showed up naked to the victim’s house and started flinging his feces at the doorbell. You know, something wacky like that.
But the truth is much less dramatic. In fact, Mayhem’s violation of the protective order was so minor and non-hostile that we kind of feel bad he got arrested for it. SciFighting.com passes along the details:
Jason Miller was arrested at approximately 3:15 PM PST [Monday] at the conclusion of his first hearing in an ongoing domestic violence case in Southern California. He was taken into custody by the Orange County Sherif’s Department after the alleged victim revealed a snapchat video to the court of him saying “I love you.” Since snapchat messages are designed to disappear from the recipient’s phone seconds after viewing them the alleged victim waited until the hearing to open the message in front of the district attorney to bolster the veracity of her claims. Unfortunately for Mr. Miller although the contents of the message were completely benign in nature, under the provisions of the protective order, any communications from Mr. Miller to the alleged victim are strictly prohibited. The judge deemed Mr. Miller in violation of the protective order and as a result the DA asked that the bond amount be raised an additional $15 thousand, however Judge Andre Manssourian, apparently wishing to drive a point home with Mr. Miller, ordered the bail be set at $200 thousand.
Mayhem posted bail at approximately 10:40 PM [Monday] night and was set to attend a second hearing this morning. Upon arriving at the court house our field reporters were informed that the hearing date had been moved to October 10th to allow Mr. Miller time to secure private counsel after he had opted to release his public defender from her duties.
If I had to venture a guess, I’d say that Miller winds up hiring himself as his lawyer, cross-examines his girlfriend on the stand (“ISN’T IT TRUE THAT WE’RE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER? ISN’T IT TRUE??”), wins her back, and brings the jury to tears with a rousing closing argument about the need for love and understanding. He will be released a free man, and will immediately be arrested again for urinating on somebody.
Again, that’s just conjecture coming from someone whose only legal experience is getting arrested in 2006 for stalking Mariska Hargitay. My point is, I have faith in our legal system, and I’m sure Mayhem is going to be just fine, because good guys always win.