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    Shawn Johnson's Alleged DWTS Stalker Charged

    A 34-year-old Florida man arrested Tuesday outside the "Dancing With the Stars" studio with two loaded guns in his possession was charged Thursday with stalking and carrying loaded firearms, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office announced.

    Robert Michael O'Ryan was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday after he allegedly tried to break onto the "Dancing" set to meet Olympic champ Shawn Johnson on Wednesday.

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    He was charged with one felony count of stalking and two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle. He is being held on $35,000 bail, but prosecutors will ask bail be set at $220,000.

    O'Ryan was arrested after allegedly trying to jump a security fence at CBS Studios in the Wilshire District where the ABC show is filmed.

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    He allegedly drove from Florida to meet 17-year-old Johnson, who is currently a contestant on the show.

    Access has confirmed that a Los Angles court judge granted a temporary restraining order against O'Ryan, which was requested by Johnson's mother, Teri, in court on Wednesday.

    O'Ryan must also stay away from the gymnasta's parents, Teri and Doug.

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    According to the restraining order request filed by Teri Johnson, O'Ryan stated that he "packed all his belongings, permanently left Florida to drive across the country because be believes [Shawn] is speaking to him personally through the television via ESP and that he will be with her no matter what," the statement read.

    Additionally the request noted that O'Ryan had "two loaded guns" – a 45mm handgun, a loaded shotgun "and materials classically used for kidnapping including duct tape, zip ties, a map to the victim," the court filing read. "Also found were love letters, clippings and other information on the victim."

    On Wednesday evening, a rep for Johnson released a statement to Access.

    "The matter has been turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles District Attorney's office," the statement read. "It is currently an ongoing investigation and we are confident that it will be handled appropriately by all involved."

    If convicted, Ryan faces up to four years in state prison.

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