A man accused of stalking actress Jennifer Garner and her husband, actor Ben Affleck, was charged Thursday with two counts of felony stalking and two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order.
Steven Richard Burky, 37, was arrested at 9:05 a.m. Monday at a nursery school in the 1200 block of Alley One, at the rear of the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, according to police. Violet Affleck, one of two daughters of Garner and Affleck, attends the school.
Garner was granted a restraining order against Burky in November 2008, after telling a judge she feared for her life and that of her family. She alleged that Burky had been stalking her since 2002 and was becoming more and more threatening.
According to her court papers, Burky once told her “God had sent him a vision of her being persecuted in some manner that may result in her death.”
The restraining order required Burky to remain at least 100 yards away from Garner and her family.
Burky was held on a psychiatric hold last year.
He remains jailed in lieu of $150,000 bail.