Retired mixed martial artist Jason Miller was taken into custody Thursday afternoon following a nonviolent standoff with Orange County Sheriff’s Department officers in California.
Miller, 33, barricaded himself inside his residence at 26262 Ave. Calidad in Mission Viejo, California, at approximately 12:50 p.m. ET, after department officers attempted to serve him an arrest warrant on previous felony charges of domestic violence, criminal contempt and stalking. According to Lt. M. Kiernan, Miller was first approached outside his residence, at which point he “retreated inside the location.”
Miller live-tweeted the standoff from his personal account, which has 222,000 followers. At one point during the standoff, he wrote, “just (sic) don’t let them shoot me.”
Miller is familiar with California authorities. The 33-year-old was arrested for allegedly assaulting his sister in 2011 and was arrested again a year later for breaking into a church. In 2013, he was arrested three times.
Miller (23-9) hasn't fought since a loss to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 in May 2012. A professional fighter since 2001, Miller competed in various promotions throughout his career, including the UFC, DREAM and Strikeforce.
He also hosted MTV's "Bully Beatdown" beginning in 2009 and had a role in the Hollywood film "Here Comes the Boom" in 2012.