Posted on Fri Aug 29th, 2014 8:59am PDT By X17 Staff
Miley Cyrus may have thought she was raising awareness for homeless youth at the MTV Video Music Awards when she let her friend Jesse Helt take the stage after she won Video of the Year, but it seems like it had the opposite effect.
You see, Helt has had an outstanding arrest warrant since November 2011 for criminal trespass, and with his face all over the TV and web, he was forced head home (yes, he has one) and turn himself in to the police in Dallas, Oregon. Helt posted $2,500 bail, and according to Martin Silbernagel, director of Polk County Community Corrections, Helt is expected to appear before a judge in approximately two weeks.
Court records indicate that Helt previously plead guilty to charges of misdemeanor criminal mischief and criminal trespass after he broke into a man's apartment. Apparently Helt thought the man was selling bad marijuana. No, we're not even kidding. Helt was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation, which he then violated, hence the arrest warrant.
Helt's mother Linda confirmed that Miley has offered to help pay for her son's legal fees, and Trevor Neilson, president of G2 Investment Group, who introduced Miley and Jesse via the homeless youth charity My Friend's Place, says the singer is still very much committed to the cause.
"Jesse Helt turned himself in tonight to Polk County authorities to address his outstanding legal issues," Neilson said in a statement to the AP. "Cyrus will be assisting him with this process, and they both are committed to working to help the other 1.6 million youth who experience homelessness in America each year."
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