A 22-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to breaking into pop star
Rusty Edward Sellner of Newbury Park is charged with one felony count each of burglary, receiving stolen property and grand theft, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 20.
Prosecutors said Sellner broke into the "Wrecking Ball" singer’s home on Dec. 16 and stole property belonging to her and her brother. Officers from
Sellner was previously convicted of burglary and evading arrest in Ventura County.
If convicted of all charges, he faces up to seven years and eight months in prison.
The pop star's home was burglarized at least twice last year.
In June, Los Angeles police arrested an Arizona couple on suspicion of burglarizing Cyrus' home and stealing her white, four-door Maserati, officials said.
The couple were accused of stealing jewelry, purses and handbags valued at thousands of dollars.
Nearly all of the belongings were recovered by detectives, officials said.
At the time, police found Cyrus' stolen 2014 Maserati Quattroporte abandoned on a street in Simi Valley.
The couple took a plea deal, district attorney spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.
Tylor Morgan Scott, 19, was sentenced to five years in state prison and Naomi Charles, 21, got a year in county jail and four years' probation.