TMZ.com is reporting that the stalker of "Dancing with the Stars" celeb Shawn Johnson has been officially charged with "one felony count of stalking and two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle." The site is also reporting that "he 17-year-old has a new personal bodyguard, who's already been spotted shadowing her around town. Sources tell TMZ that Shawn's protector is an off-duty police officer."
Here's the full story from TMZ.com: (or you can link to it at http://www.tmz.com/2009/03/26/shawn-johnson-stalker-charged/)
Shawn Johnson's alleged stalker, Robert O'Ryan, has just been charged with one felony count of stalking and two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
TMZ broke the story that O'Ryan was arrested Tuesday on the CBS lot -- during a "Dancing with the Stars" rehearsal -- after security confronted him and found out he had two loaded firearms in his car, along with duct tape and love letters to Shawn.
He is currently being held on $35,000 bail. With the charges just filed by the L.A. County District Attorney, prosecutors will ask that bail be upped to $220,000.
In the charges, the D.A. claims O'Ryan "willfully and maliciously" harassed Shawn Johnson and made "a credible threat with the intent that SHE be placed in reasonable fear for HER safety..."
O'Ryan allegedly drove from his home in Florida to meet Johnson, with whom he felt a psychic connection.