Jason Miller was arrested in North Carolina on Aug. 7. | Photo:
UFC middleweight Jason Miller
was arrested in North Carolina on Aug. 7 on charges of simple
assault and false imprisonment.
TMZ.com first reported the arrest on Friday. According to the
report, “Mayhem” attended a house party with his sister, who
attempted to leave the gathering. Miller allegedly prevented her
from doing so by placing her in a headlock, the report said.
Miller’s sister then reportedly escaped the hold and notified the
Chatham County Sheriff. TMZ reports that Miller was arrested later
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has documented
the arrest on its website, confirming that the 30-year-old
Californian was arrested by Sergeant Eric Lindley on charges of
simple assault and false imprisonment. Miller was released on
$5,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District
Court in Siler City, N.C., on Aug. 16.
In 2006, Miller was acquitted on charges of burglary and assault
after he was accused of forcibly entering a girlfriend’s Hawaii
apartment and assaulting another man in December 2005. A Circuit
Court jury found Miller not guilty on charges of first-degree
burglary, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal property
“Mayhem” will serve as a coach opposite Michael
Bisping on the upcoming 14th season of the UFC’s long-running
reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter,” on Spike TV. Miller recently
signed a new deal with the world’s largest promotion after his
Strikeforce contract expired this year. The host of MTV’s “Bully
Beatdown” reality series, Miller’s lone Octagon appearance came in
2005, when he suffered a unanimous decision defeat to future
welterweight champion Georges
St. Pierre at UFC 52. Miller’s management could not immediately
be reached for comment.