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In the past three years, well-known televangelist and minister T.D. Jakes has allegedly been stalked by a woman and a former church member who has come to his home several times, and once reportedly tried to hit a security officer with her car.

Jakes sued Karleisha Tarver in Tarrant County civil court last month. On Friday, state District Judge Susan McCoy extended a temporary restraining order against Tarver until a Feb. 24 hearing to determine whether a temporary injunction should be issued ordering her to stay away from the pastor.

McCoy also issued a bench warrant for Tarver, who is in the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas after she was arrested Jan. 26 and accused of criminal trespass when she reportedly tried to attend services at The Potter’s House in Dallas. Her bail was set at $1,000.

McCoy found that the temporary restraining was necessary because Tarver — who is listed as Karleisha Washington in Dallas County Jail records — could take actions that “may ultimately lead to the death of one of the plaintiffs, their family, their friends, church attendees and/or staff.”

Tarver was ordered not to come within 500 feet of Jakes, his family and employees.

Jakes’ attorney, Faith Johnson, said, “I would love to comment, but I can’t because this case is pending.”

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courtesy of star-telegram.com

 

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