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Ezra Miller in court on burglary charges, faces 26 years in prison

Miller faces a burglary charge and a charge of petit larceny. They have been accused of breaking into a Vermont home and stealing bottles of alcohol.
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  • Actor Ezra Miller has pleaded not guilty to accusations that they burglarized a Vermont home.
  • Miller appeared in court on Monday morning to face a burglary charge and a petit larceny charge.
  • The charges carry a possible jail term of up to 26 years if they are convicted.
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Ezra Miller pleaded not guilty on Monday to accusations that they burglarized a home in Vermont. 

Miller appeared briefly in southwestern Vermont's Bennington Superior Court with their lawyer via a video link on Monday morning, and pleaded not guilty to felony burglary and petit larceny. Those charges carry a sentence of up to 26 years in prison if they are convicted. 

Miller was granted approval by Vermont judge Kerry McDonald-Cady to remain out of jail on the condition that they do not go near the home that prosecutors allege they burgled, and also that they inform their attorney of their address and phone number. 

When asked if they understand the conditions of release, Miller, who appeared calm throughout the arraignment, responded affirmatively.

The charges are related to a May 1 incident in the town of Stamford, Vermont. Authorities accused Miller of breaking into a home on County Road and taking "several bottles of alcohol" from the residence, per a police press release.

Miller — known for their roles in "Fantastic Beasts" and "Perks of Being a Wallflower" — became a lightning rod for controversy this year.

They were accused in June of grooming a teen, 18-year-old Tokata Iron Eyes. The teenager's parents, Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle, filed a domestic-violence protection order against the actor at the Standing Rock Sioux tribal court, accusing Miller of physical and emotional abuse. Both Miller and Tokata Iron Eyes have denied the allegations.

In late March, Miller was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment in Hawaii after local police said the actor became "agitated" with people at a karaoke bar and began "yelling obscenities."

Miller's attorney Lisa Shelkrot did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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