Yes, after being arrested twice in the past two weeks for felony domestic violence and releasing a bizarre “apology” that channeled both Damian Marley and Buffalo Bill, the former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight has been arrested again, according to FOX Sport’s Mike Chiappetta. There are no details as of yet in regards to the newest charges Miller was brought in on, but
we’re gonna take a swing at it and say domestic violence [Ed. note: Well, close enough. See update below.]
Including his previous arrests in 2011 and 2012 for assault and bath salt B&E, respectively, this latest case brings the total number of times Miller has been arrested to five, yet he has once again been released on bond. And here you were questioning the competency of the American justice system. We hope you feel foolish.
There’s not much else to say, really (which is pretty much what I said the last time I touched upon Mayhem’s downward spiral). The story of Jason Miller has gone from bad to worse. To worse. To “Are you fucking kidding me?!” At this point, we just hope that Miller can somehow find help before he winds up killing someone, God forbid. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like he’s trying all that hard to find it.
We will keep you updated as information is made available. Even if none such information is provided, we figure Mayhem is more than likely planning to give a public statement from the top of Mount Doom (or wherever he’s currently calling home) any day now. We’re glass half full kind of guys.
The plot thickens (via MMAFighting):
Following a Monday night arrest and release in Orange County, Calif., for an alleged violation of a “stay away” order, Miller appeared in the Superior Court of California’s Newport Beach courtroom Tuesday morning.
There, he was booked on a contempt of court charge and remanded to a local jail after entering a not guilty plea. He has a preliminary hearing set for the morning of Oct. 10.
Miller was remanded Tuesday on California Penal Code 166(c)(1), which holds a defendant in contempt of court for “any willful and knowing violation of any protective order or stay-away court order issued … in a pending criminal proceeding involving domestic violence.”
The long and the short of it: Miller was arrested for violating a “stay away” order, the punishment of which was the contempt of court charge he received this morning for knowingly violating said “stay away” order.
Miller’s most recent offense is considered a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. Tack that onto the 4+ years he is already facing and it looks like not even Saul Goodman could keep Miller out of a federal penitentiary at this point.