Miley Cyrus’ date to the MTV Video Music Awards, Jesse Helt, turned himself in to Polk County Jail on Thursday, Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe said.
Helt, the young homeless man who accepted Cyrus’ video of the year award on Sunday, had a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon for a probation violation, Wolfe said.
The Salem, Ore., native lived on the streets of Los Angeles while trying to find work as a model. Linda Helt, Jesse’s mother, told The Oregonian Monday that Cyrus had given her son some money, and he was flying home for a visit.
The 22-year-old was booked into jail Thursday evening but then posted a $2,500 bail, the Associated Press reports.
Helt gained national attention Sunday when he accepted Cyrus’ award and read a speech that called attention to youth homelessness.
Court records show that Helt was arrested in 2010 for criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary after he broke into the apartment of a man who had been selling what Helt believed to be bad marijuana.
Helt pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. The arrest warrant was issued in November 2011 after he repeatedly failed to meet with his probation officer, Polk County Director of Community Corrections Martin Silbernagel said.