Former mixed martial arts fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller, who has a lengthy criminal record, was charged Tuesday with committing a residential burglary and car theft in Irvine while on probation in a domestic violence case.
Miller, 39, pleaded not guilty this afternoon to one felony count each of first-degree burglary, unlawful taking of a vehicle and grand theft auto. He’s being held without bail pending a Sept. 2 pretrial hearing at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.
Miller, who was arrested at 6:24 p.m. Friday at 3301 Loop Road, knew his alleged victim, who was not identified, said Irvine police Sgt. Karie Davies.
Miller pleaded guilty on July 18, 2019, to felony vandalism and misdemeanor violation of a protective stay-away order and was sentenced to a year in jail and placed on three years probation. In that case, he smashed a large marble table at his girlfriend’s La Habra residence while also punching holes in and removing doors from the home and derailing the garage door.
Miller pleaded guilty to beating the same girlfriend in September 2017 and was sentenced two months later to 124 days in jail and released with credit for time served, according to court records.
Miller was arrested again on Jan. 11, 2018, when he was found to be in possession of a bulletproof vest and various other weapons such as nunchucks, various knives, a machete, anaxe, a samurai sword and replica assault weapons, according to a probation officer’s…