Miley Cyrus’ homeless VMA date finally turned himself in to police Thursday night and was formally arrested for violating the conditions of his probation.
Jesse Helt walked in to Polk County Jail in Dallas, Oregon just before 8 p.m. and was booked and soon released.
Helt had been on the run from the authorities for three years and lived homeless on the streets of Los Angeles before he shot to fame at the MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday.
Martin Silbernagel, Polk County Director of Community Corrections, said, “He turned himself in and was arrested, we expect a court date in two weeks”.
Helt arrived with an attorney just before 8 ;m. and was released at around 8:50 p.m. after paying $2,500 bond on a $25,000 bail, according to a jail official.
Jesse has been on the run from police since moving to Los Angeles, where he lived on the streets after breaking probation following a drugs test back in 2011.
A judge in his home state of Oregon issued a warrant for his arrest for repeatedly violating the terms of his probation.
Police visited Helt’s family home in Salem, Oregon Tuesday, the day after he had flown in from LA following his MTV VMA stage appearance, where he accepted an award for Miley Cyrus.
His mother, Linda Helt, said he was not home.
It is believed Helt has been having serious talks with his family and Miley’s camp is helping him.
The homeless hottie could face up to a year in jail.
He was arrested in October 2010 after he tried to break into an apartment where he said a man had sold “bad marijuana” to him. Helt was charged with burglary, criminal mischief in the third degree and criminal trespass in the first degree.
The burglary charge was later dropped.
On November 23 of the same year, he was given 30 days in county jail, placed on supervised probation for 12 months, fined $572 and ordered to pay restitution, according to Polk County Circuit Court.
In February 2012, Helt made the Most Wanted List for Polk County. He was listed number two on the list wanted for first-degree trespass.
Miley Cyrus defended Jesse on Twitter Tuesday after it was revealed that Jesse was a wanted man.
In one tweet, the Wrecking Ball singer wrote, “People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included”.
She later tweeted, “While the media obsesses over one homeless mans legal issue, let’s help the other 1.6 million homeless youth.”
Earlier this week Helt’s father said it was “heart-breaking” to find out his son had been homeless. He wondered why he hadn’t reached out for help.
Former Pepsi Cola executive Dennis Helt, 61, said, “I thought he was still chasing his dream, I didn’t know he was homeless, he didn’t share that information with me. If I’d known then maybe I could have helped him. It’s heart-breaking knowing he was going through that when he’s got a family to fall back on.”
There are reports Miley has offered to let Jesse stay with her in her home. First he’ll need to get his legal issues straightened out.
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