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MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller is arrested again. This time on vandalism charges

Mixed martial arts fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller is in trouble with the law again.

This time, Miller was arrested on a warrant in connection with vandalizing a now-shuttered tattoo shop in Lake Forest on Jan. 27, said Lt. Mark Stichter, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Miller was stopped in his vehicle in Mission Viejo on Tuesday night, and has been cooperating with investigators, Stichter said. The fighter was held on $1 million bail.

The ex-reality TV star was scheduled to appear Wednesday in a Orange County courtroom. He is charged with felony vandalism and committing a crime while out on custody on another offense, according to Orange County Superior Court records.

Miller is accused of vandalizing a brick wall outside of Stay Ready Tattoo with graffiti, said Roxi Fyad, spokeswoman of the Orange County district attorney's office.

Miller’s latest arrest comes nearly six months after a run-in with Orange County deputies at his home on Avenida Calidad.

In that incident, deputies went to his home in October after a woman’s screams were heard coming from inside. Miller confronted deputies when they entered a side yard, Lt. Jeff Hallock said. He threw a ceramic tile at deputies and threatened them with a fire extinguisher and metal pole during an eight-minute struggle, authorities said.

Miller ignored the deputies commands, so they used a Taser on him. Eventually, Miller was handcuffed and taken into custody.

Miller is still facing charges in that case as well charges in an attack on Laguna Beach police officers.

He was charged in March with resisting an officer by using violence, battery on the officers and resisting arrest and obstructing in connection with a fight in Laguna Beach.

After breaking a glass at the White House restaurant in the 300 block of South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach police said, Miller walked out and headed south on the highway on foot. But when he turned around and walked back toward the restaurant, he was confronted by four Laguna Beach officers. Police said Miller kicked and spat on the officers during the brawl.

He was placed in the back seat of a police cruiser, where Miller kicked at the back windows on the way to the jail, according to police.

In October 2014, Miller barricaded himself inside his home and live-tweeted his standoff with deputies who tried to arrest him on warrants in connection with domestic violence and stalking allegations and a court-order violation.

The MMA fighter told followers, “If you would like to see this drama unfold, please come” to his address.

In 2012, Miller was taken into custody after deputies found him sleeping naked on a couch in an Orange County church that had been burglarized and vandalized, officials said.

Police said “when they asked him his name, he kept saying, 'Mayhem, Mayhem.' They didn't know who he was — they thought he was being uncooperative."

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UPDATE

3:13 p.m.: This story was updated with comments from Roxi Fyad, a spokeswoman of the Orange County district attorney's office.

This story was originally published at 1:30 p.m.

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