Ezra Miller pleads guilty in Bennington County; avoids jail
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Hollywood actor Ezra Miller is avoiding jail time after a home break-in last spring in Bennington County.
Miller accepted a plea deal Friday morning.
Miller identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns they/ them. They were in court with their attorney present. Miller accepted the plea agreement.
The agreement states the actor has to pay a $500 fine, plus a $192 surcharge. With the plea agreement, Miller will be on probation for one year. The jail sentence of 89 to 90 days was suspended with the agreement.
This is a case that stems from May 1, 2022.
The actor was accused of breaking in entering the home of a neighbor in Stamford, Vt.
According to court documents, Miller went inside the house and took three bottles of alcohol.
Miller was initially facing two other charges, including a felony burglary charge. Those charges were dropped.
Deputy State’s Attorney Alexander Burke said the victim is in agreement with the resolution.
Miller’s attorney declined to comment on camera. However, we were given a statement:
“Ezra Miller pled guilty this morning to a misdemeanor unlawful trespass in Vermont Superior Court and accepted the conditions imposed by the court,” said Lisa Shelkrot, Miller’s attorney. Ezra would like to thank the court and the community for their trust and patience throughout this process, and would once again like to acknowledge the love and support they have received from their family and friends, who continue to be a vital presence in their ongoing mental health.”
We were also given a statement from Miller.
“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment. I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior,” said Miller. “I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage of my life,” said Miller.
If Miller were to violate the probation agreement, the actor could be at risk of going to jail.
The Flash actor pleaded not guilty to stealing liquor from a neighbor’s house in October.
That’s just one of multiple arrests Miller has faced in the past year, from Hawaii all the way to New England.
Miller stars in the upcoming film “The Flash” due out in theaters in June.
Jonathan Hunter was the only TV reporter in court. Watch for his report on NewsChannel 13 Live at Noon.
I received this statement from Ezra Miller’s attorney. The actor was in court this morning and pleaded guilty to unlawful trespass, which is a misdemeanor. The actor will not go to jail. pic.twitter.com/ZPVrhPEUtk— Jonathan Hunter (@hunter_jonathan) January 13, 2023