The AP has reported that the young homeless man, Jesse Helt, who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. When 18, he was arrested after breaking into an apartment. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. An arrest warrant was issued in 2011 after he violated probation. He moved to Los Angeles, where he met Cyrus at the Hollywood homeless center My Friend’s Place.
Helt’s mother told reporters that Cyrus had given her son money to fly home for a visit after the VMAs. But the Sheriff’s office is still looking for the probation-breaking Helt. Polk County Director of Community Corrections Martin Silbernagel said Helt has a history of failing to meet with his probation officer. This time he’s not just running away from his family and probation, he’s running away from an unrelenting corps of celebrity journalists looking for a payday. Cyrus was trying to improve his life, it seems. Maybe she should have just rented him an apartment.