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Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Was Busted For Drug-Related Burglary, Has A Warrant Out For His Arrest

22-year-old Jesse Helt could go to jail for violating his probation.

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As you may know, Miley Cyrus brought a homeless young man named Jesse to the VMAs as her date.

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Tuesday, authorities told NBC News that Helt is wanted in Oregon on a probation violation.

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According to an affidavit obtained by NBC, Helt was first arrested in October 2010 on a drug-related burglary attempt. He told the arresting officer that "he and a friend tried to break into an apartment because the man who rented it had sold them bad marijuana."

Helt pleaded guilty to the charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass (both misdemeanors). He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, probation and drug treatment.

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Helt's mother told reporters on Monday that Cyrus had given her son some money, which he was using to fly home to Oregon to visit his family.

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Helt didn't appear to hide the fact that he had a criminal record — he made the mugshot from his May 2011 arrest his profile image on Facebook in November 2013.

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Cyrus tweeted her support for Helt soon after news of his outstanding warrant was released.

People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included.

Miley Ray Cyrus@MileyCyrus

People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included.

3:05 PM - 26 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it.

Miley Ray Cyrus@MileyCyrus

I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it.

3:12 PM - 26 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?

Miley Ray Cyrus@MileyCyrus

Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?

3:27 PM - 26 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The singer met Helt at "My Friend's Place," a homeless shelter for youths in Los Angeles. She launched a fundraising campaign for the organization soon after her visit.

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