Oscar 'Thief' Terry Bryant Officially Charged with Felony Grand Theft

3/6/2018 1:25 PM PST

Oscar 'Thief' Terry Bryant Officially Charged with Felony Grand Theft

EXCLUSIVE

The man who pilfered Frances McDormand's Oscar has now been officially charged with the crime of felony grand theft ... and the stakes are years in prison.

The L.A. County D.A. has just filed the case. TMZ broke the story, although Frances has no interest in having Terry Bryant prosecuted, her Oscar is technically owned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and they want the book thrown at him.

Bryant took Frances' Oscar off her dinner table at the Governors Ball following the ceremony and then videotaped himself with the hardware. It's unclear if he intended to take the Oscar out of the Beverly Hilton.

If convicted, Bryant faces a maximum of 3 years in state prison.

As of this post he's still in jail, unable to post $20,000 bail.