Jesse Helt had been wanted in Oregon since 2011 for probation violation
The homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Tuesday (October 7) after violating terms of his probation in Oregon.
Jesse Helt made headlines back in August when he 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.
However, it soon emerged that there was an arrest warrant against Helt after he moved to LA and failed to attend meetings with his probation officer, reports the Statesman Journal.
Helt had originally pleaded guilty to misdemeanor, criminal mischief and criminal trespass several years ago after breaking into the apartment of a man he believed to be selling bad marijuana.
His probation violations are said to have gone unnoticed by authorities until he appeared at this year’s VMA ceremony.
Cyrus, meanwhile, is facing possible jail time after recently being spanked with a Mexican flag at a live show last month.