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Man Charged With Breaking Into Actress Sandra Bullock's Home

The man allegedly broke in while the actress was at home. He faces up to seven years and four months in prison if convicted.

Photo credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images.
Photo credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images.

A Montrose man accused of breaking into actress Sandra Bullock's home was charged Tuesday with residential burglary, stalking and possession of a machine gun, although he is not accused of having the weapon with him at the time of the break-in.

Joshua James Corbett, 39, pleaded not guilty to the three felony counts in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn raised his bail from $50,000 to $185,000.

Corbett was also ordered to stay away from Bullock's residence and remain at least 200 yards away from the Academy Award-winning actress.

Bullock was home when Corbett allegedly scaled a fence to gain entry to her West Los Angeles property early Sunday morning.

Police responded to the home after getting a 911 call from someone inside, and arrested Corbett at the scene. He was not in possession of the machine gun at the time of the alleged break-in, authorities said.

If convicted as charged, he faces up to seven years and four months in state prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall.

Corbett is due back in court July 2, when a date will be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for him to stand trial.

— City News Service

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