On Sunday, Jesse Helt got his 15 minutes of fame and more after giving a speech on behalf of Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. Now it appears the spotlight has also helped Oregon police to possibly locate him.
As reported earlier, the 22-year-old had a few run-ins with the law back in 2010 and 2011. Now, additional information has surfaced. The Associated Press reports Helt actually has an existing warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
Court records state Helt broke into a man's apartment, citing he believed the man was selling bad marijuana. He was 18 at the time.
Helt plead guilty to two misdemeanors (criminal mischief and criminal trespass) and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation.
In November 2011, Helt violated probation which led to the issue of a warrant for his arrest.
Polk County Community Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel said Helt repeatedly missed meetings with his probation officer and that officials are trying to locate and arrest him.
"He doesn't make himself available to community supervision, and he takes off," Silbernagel told the news outlet on Tuesday
A sheriff's detective dropped by the home of Linda Helt, Jesse's mother, but did not find him. Helt reportedly told his mother he was planning to fly back home for a visit.
As of Tuesday afternoon Cyrus has yet to respond to news of the warrant. However, Cyrus took to her Twitter account to criticize those who believe Helt doesn’t look "homeless enough" or doesn’t fit the stereotypical traits of a homeless person. Cyrus tweeted the following:
People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 26, 2014
I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 26, 2014
Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 26, 2014
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