We told you previously how Jason “Mayhem” Miller beat the rap for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend in his Mission Viejo home in 2013.
But that obviously was not the end of the former MMA fighter’s troubles with the law in Orange County, as the 36-year-old was sentenced last week to three years of probation and 100 days in jail for a laundry list of offenses in recent years.
Mayhem actually cut a plea deal with Judge Robert Fitzgerald that had the defendant pleading guilty Wednesday to battery, resisting arrest, assault on a peace officer and other felonies and misdemeanors.
In exchange, because of time he has already served behind bars, Miller will not spend any more time in jail—at least not for the crimes to which he pleaded out.
He is not exactly skating: He now has two strikes on his record, so one more could send him away for a very long time, as could any violations during his probationary period.
However, speaking with the Orange County Register, Miller swears he has learned his lesson.
“I’ll serve my time with my head held high,” he reportedly vowed. “I’ll straighten up and fly right.”
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