A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged for the burglary
A man has been arrested after Miley Cyrus’ Los Angeles home was burgled for a second time, just before Christmas.
Rusty Edward Sellner, 22, has been accused of the burglary which took place at Cyrus’ home in Los Angeles’ Toluca Lake, an area known for its celebrity residents, on December 16. He was arrested on Monday and charged yesterday (January 8) with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.
According to reports, Sellner broke into the property and stole a large quantity of Cyrus and her brother’s property, as well as her bank card. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office issued a press release announcing that Sellner had been charged with “one felony count each of first-degree residential burglary, receiving stolen property and grand theft”.
Sellner, who prosecutors claim has previous convictions for burglary and evading arrest, pleaded not guilty to the charges and is due for a preliminary hearing later this month. If convicted, he could face up to seven years and eight months in state prison.
The burglary is the second for Miley Cyrus in less than a year. In May, her San Fernando Valley home was broken into and clothes, purses, jewellery and a 2014 Maserati – which was later found abandoned – were stolen by an Arizona couple. The singer was performing the European leg of her Bangerz tour at the time.
Meanwhile, the homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to last year’s MTV Video Music Awards was sentenced to six months imprisonment recently after violating terms of his probation in Oregon. Jesse Helt had accompanied Cyrus in accepting her Video Of The Year VMA win, a stunt that aimed to raise awareness of homelessness among young people in America.