Miley Cyrus stalking suspect to appear in court
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — A 53-year-old Georgia man who told police he was secretly engaged to Miley Cyrus was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on charges of attempting to stalk the “Hannah Montana” star while she was making a movie on the Georgia coast.
Police said Mark McLeod twice came to Tybee Island looking for 16-year-old Cyrus and tried to breach a security perimeter around the movie set in June. Police said McLeod told an officer he was engaged to marry Cyrus and that she sent him secret messages through her TV show.
McLeod, from Appling, Ga., was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday on misdemeanor charges of attempted stalking, disorderly conduct and obstruction of a police officer. He has been jailed in Chatham County, where Tybee Island is located, and asked a judge after his arrest to appoint him a lawyer.
Cyrus finished filming the movie “The Last Song” on Tybee Island and in nearby Savannah last week.
McLeod was arrested Aug. 6 after security guards for Walt Disney Pictures reported he had returned to the filming location on Tybee Island asking where he could find Cyrus.
McLeod had been warned to stay away from the island, 12 miles east of Savannah, after he was charged June 22 with disorderly conduct and obstruction of a police officer for trying to cross a security perimeter at the movie set.