Rihanna Home Burglary Suspect Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison

Nineteen-year-old man is also suspected of burglarizing homes of Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and Los Angeles Rams’ Robert Woods

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A man accused of burglarizing the homes of singer Rihanna and other celebrities could receive up to 10 years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Tuesday.

Tyress Williams, 19, of Los Angeles, has been charged with four felony counts of first-degree residential burglary, the D.A.’s office said. If convicted as charged, he faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.

Williams is accused of burglarizing Rihanna’s home on Sept. 25. He is also accused of burglarizing homes owned by singer Matthieu Tota, aka M. Pokora, baseball player Yasiel Puig and football player Robert Woods, on Aug. 24, Sept. 18 and Sept. 27, respectively.

Prosecutors are requesting that bail be set at $200,000 for Williams, who is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, the D.A.’s office said.

During a press conference on Tuesday, the LAPD said that Williams and two other suspects had been arrested in connection to the burglary of Los Angeles Rams player Woods’ home in Woodland Hills, California. In addition, the mother of one of the other suspects had also been booked for grand theft in association with stolen property and a firearm.

The LAPD said that evidence suggests that the suspects were involved in other burglaries, and that the investigation turned up a list of more than a dozen potential targets, including actors, professional athletes and Hollywood producers such as Viola Davis, LeBron James and Matt Damon.

The police department said that additional arrests are anticipated as time goes on.