Houston Forward Times

02 March 2014 Written by  Eurweb

T.D. Jakes Nips Alleged Stalker Drama in the Bud With Lawsuit

A new lawsuit filed by Bishop T.D. Jakes has apparently slowed down an alleged stalker. The woman, whose name is Karleisha Tarver, is on the receiving end of a new lawsuit filed by the religious leader last month. In addition, a judge extended a restraining order against Tarver’s actions last Friday because the former Potter’s House Of Dallas member’s actions “may ultimately lead to the death of one of the plaintiffs, their family, their friends, church attendees and/or staff,” The Star-Telegram reports.

The new restraining order, according to News One, is the latest development to come out of the situation involving Jakes and Tarver, who has reportedly stalked Jakes since 2011. Last month, she allegedly tried to break into Jakes’ home in Fort Worth on numerous occasions. Court documents show that Tarver was reportedly committed to a mental health facility in 2012. That same year, she was convicted of criminal trespassing and sentenced to 15 days in jail.

In January, Tarver came to Potter’s House with a sling on her left arm. As she tried approaching Jakes at the altar, the Potter’s House security team apprehended and spoke to about her erratic behavior. The incident comes 2 years after Tarver was expelled from Potter’s House in 2011.

Last month proved to be a busy one for Tarver as court documents further document her attempts to enter Jakes’ home on Jan. 9, 14 and 17. The Jan. 9 attempt was especially memorable in light of Tarver “screaming obscenities,” per court documents.

The alleged trespassing resulted in an arrest warrant being put out for Tarver, who closed out January with jail time on Jan. 26. The 31-year-old Jakes fan is currently spending her time behind bars at a Dallas County jail, where her bail is at $1,000

The restraining order against Tarver is meant to be a short-term solution until a scheduled court hearing next week to determine whether she should be court-mandated to stay away from him permanently.