Actor Ezra Miller pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of burglary and theft of alcohol at a neighbor’s home in Vermont, one of a series of arrests and reports of erratic behavior last year that stretched from Hawaii to New England.
Miller, who has appeared in several “Justice League” movies and stars in the upcoming film “The Flash,” agreed that by entering the plea and abiding by the terms, they would avoid a three-month prison sentence for a charge of wrongful trespass. , but pay a $500 fine and court costs, get a year’s probation, and meet a number of conditions, including continued mental health treatment.
Two other charges were dropped, including burglary charges for felonies that could have carried a 25-year prison sentence, but Vermont Supreme Court Justice Kerry Ann McDonald-Cady told Miller the misdemeanor charges could be brought again if they don’t comply. adhere to the details of the charge. probation.
During the nearly 30-minute hearing in Bennington, Miller, 30, answered the judge’s questions but declined to give a statement. However, following the hearing, Miller’s attorney, Lisa Shelkrot, issued a statement on behalf of the actor.
“Ezra would like to thank the court and the community for their trust and patience during this process, and would like to acknowledge once again the love and support they have received from their family and friends, who remain a vital presence in their continued mental health,” the statement said. statement.
Miller pleaded not guilty in October to stealing liquor from a neighbor’s house in Vermont. State police responded to a burglary complaint in Stamford on May 1 and found that several bottles of alcohol had been taken while the homeowner was away.
The homeowner said he had been friends with Miller for about 18 years and bought the house a year and a half ago in Stamford, where Miller also had a home, according to police statements. Miller was charged after police consulted surveillance footage and questioned witnesses.
Miller was arrested twice in Hawaii last year, including for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar.