A man claiming to be Miley Cyrus' husband was arrested after being found prowling on the property of her home in Studio City. The LAPD responded to a radio call and when they arrived, the man ran away and attempted to hide in some bushes. As they arrested him, he adamantly protested that he was a friend of the actress and singer for five years. He also claimed that she was his wife. He was identified as J.L.R. and a pair of scissors was found in his possession at the time of the murder.
Miley Cyrus was not at home during the incident and it is expected that the man will be charged within the next couple days. He is currently being held on suspicion of burglary. Contrary to common knowledge, burglary is not just a theft crime. According to the California Penal Code §458-464 (2011), burglary involves breaking and entering onto a property without permission. This could be a house, apartment, store, factory, office building, or even a transportation vehicle. What makes this different from crimes relating to trespassing is that it involves the intent to commit theft or to commit a felony.
The severity of the burglary charges will differ depending on the relevant circumstances. For example, if the individual is accused of entering an inhabited dwelling, it will be first degree burglary. Burglary of other buildings which are not inhabited will be second degree burglary. As J.L.R. in this case is under arrest on suspicion of burglarizing an inhabited dwelling, he could be facing penalties relating to first degree burglary. The penalties as put forth in the penal code are imprisonment in a state prison for a period of two, four, or six years. If you have been accused of burglary or another serious crime, please do not hesitate to contact our office to learn more about how we could help you.