Bishop T.D. Jakes has filed a new lawsuit against his alleged stalker, Karleisha Tarver. In addition, a judge extended a restraining order against Tarver’s actions last Friday because the former member of Bishop Jakes church, Potter’s House Of Dallas “may ultimately lead to the death of one of the plaintiffs, their family, their friends, church attendees and/or staff,” The Star-Telegram reports.
Tarver has apparently been stalking Bishop 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 31-year-old Jakes fan is currently spending her time behind bars at a Dallas County jail, where her bail is set at only $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.