The polarizing Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller is at it again.

On Thursday afternoon, the former UFC fighter live tweeted an apparent standoff with members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department outside of his California home.

Miller (28-9), a former Dream and Strikeforce title contender, has not competed in the sport of mixed martial arts since suffering a unanimous decision loss to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 in May 2012. Since then ‘Mayhem’ has had his fair share of run-ins with the law. In 2012, he was arrested on burglary charges after being found naked and unconscious on a couch inside a church. Those charges were later dropped. Only a year later, Miller was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

According to a report by KTLA, police were called to the residence to find a barricaded Miller around 10:30 a.m. Deputies were trying to serve an arrest warrant for alleged stalking at the home when the situation escalated into a SWAT call.

Video of the arrest can be seen above courtesy of FOX 11 Los Angeles.


UPDATE – Oct. 9 11:30 PM EST. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement 

Jason Miller (Orange Country Sheriff's Department)

Jason Miller (Orange Country Sheriff’s Department)

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jason Nicholas Miller, 33, Mission Viejo, on an outstanding felony arrest warrant for domestic violence, stalking and violation of a court order as well as obstructing/delaying a peace officer resulting from today’s incident.

“At approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning, deputies attempted to serve the outstanding arrest on Miller in the driveway of the residence located at 26262 Avenida Calidad. Miller fled on foot and retreated into the residence where he remained barricaded for approximately four hours. Numerous commands and directives were made to Miller in an attempt to gain his compliance and surrender to deputies.

“As a result of Miller barricading himself in the residence and failure to comply with deputies’ directives to exit the residence, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) responded. After several unsuccessful attempts to establish verbal communication with Miller, SWAY and Hazardous Device Squad (HDS) investigators conducted a remote breach of the front door as a means of compromising the door locks. Immediately following the remote breach, Miller exited the residence through a rear door and surrendered to deputies by lying on the ground with his hands exposes. Miller was taken into custody uninjured during the incident.”

Miller is currently being held on on the outstanding arrest warrant and obstructing/delaying a peace officer at the Orange County Jail on $200,000 bail. He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.



UPDATE – Oct. 9 at 5:13 PM EST. The OCSD tweeted Miller had been taken into custody after surrendering.


Miller tweeted the following in chronological order during a lengthy standoff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department:




















Orange County Police tweeted their own update to the situation with the following picture:


Miller responded:








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