October 30, 2009
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A 53-year-old Georgia man has pleaded guilty to resisting police outside the set of a Miley Cyrus movie after prosecutors agreed to drop charges that he tried to stalk the teen pop star.
A State Court judge sentenced Mark McLeod to 24 months probation Friday. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health assessment and stay away from Cyrus.
McLeod had been jailed since Aug. 4 after police said he twice traveled to nearby Tybee Island looking for the 16-year-old "Hannah Montana" star as she filmed the movie "The Last Song" on the Georgia coast. Investigators said he resisted officers who tried to remove him from the set.
Prosecutors offered McLeod a deal after a grand jury declined to indict him on felony charges.
McLeod's attorney says his client never posed a threat.
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