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Cops: Shawn Johnson "Stalker" Charged With Stalking, Firearm Violations

Mar. 26 2009, Published 6:31 a.m. ET

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Robert Michael O'Ryan, the Florida man  arrested on trespassing charges after trying to jump a fence onto the Dancing  With The Stars set to meet contestant Shawn Johnson, was charged by the  District Attorney's office Thursday with stalking and carrying loaded  firearms.

O'Ryan was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, Los Angeles  Deputy Dist. Atty. Wendy Segall, of the Stalking and Threat Assessment Team,  said. He faces up to four years if convicted.

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O'Ryan is currently in  custody in lieu of $35,000 bail; prosecutors have formally requested the bail  amount to be raised to $220,000.

O'Ryan was originally taken into  custody on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm in public, after he  allegedly attempted to jump a fence onto the CBS Studios lot to meet the  Olympian gymnast.

"On March 23rd, LAPD Wilshire Division  responded to the block of 7800 Beverly Blvd," police told   "Security had called regarding a person that  was trespassing. Security was holding the suspect, 34-year-old Robert O'Ryan  of Florida. The LAPD searched the suspect's car, and they found several  firearms.The suspect was arrested for illegally possessing firearms and he is  currently being held on $35,000 bail."

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When searching O'Ryan's  vehicle, police said they found a loaded handgun and shotgun, as well as duct  tape and love letters. CBS security guards reported they found an expired  concealed weapons permit in the vehicle. has learned that a restraining order has been  issued against the man, and could be extended in a hearing next month.  Johnson's mother Teri said in a sworn statement that officials told her O'Ryan  believes he was meant to have a child with her daughter, Shawn. The statement  claimed the Olympian is in fear of her life because of O'Ryan's actions. 

Los Angeles police  say that O'Ryan is  currently being held at the LAPD Wilshire Division; no mug shots have been  released .

Check back with for the latest developments in this  story.



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