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March 6, 2018: Man Charged with Stealing Oscar Statuette

Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A Los Angeles man was charged today in the theft of a bronze Oscar statuette, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Terry Bryant (dob 12/13/70) is charged with one felony count of grand theft of property exceeding $950 in value in case BA466050, according to the complaint.

Bryant is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Prosecutors said Bryant was seen taking Frances McDormand’s award statuette on Sunday from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Ball. He was detained near an exit.

Bryant faces a maximum sentence of three years in county jail if convicted as charged. Prosecutors are requesting bail be set at $20,000.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Division.