Man charged with felony stalking of Selena Gomez

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FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, Selena Gomez performs in concert at the Giant Center in Hershey, Penn. Authorities say a man has been arrested for breaking into Gomez’s California guesthouse while the 21-year-old actress and singer was home. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says 20-year-old transient Cruz Che is being held Monday, March 31, 2014, on $50,000 bail. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, file)

FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, Selena Gomez performs in concert at the Giant Center in Hershey, Penn. Authorities say a man has been arrested for breaking into Gomez’s California guesthouse while the 21-year-old actress and singer was home. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says 20-year-old transient Cruz Che is being held Monday, March 31, 2014, on $50,000 bail. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, file)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested twice in one week at Selena Gomez’s house was charged Monday with felony stalking and violating a court order to stay away from the singer-actress.

Che Cruz, 20, was scheduled to have an initial court appearance Monday afternoon on the charges. He was arrested Friday after he returned to Gomez’s home just hours after he was released from jail in a case in which he was ordered to stay away from her.

The Los Angeles district attorney’s office said Cruz jumped the fence at Gomez’s home before his second arrest.

If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

Cruz was first arrested after breaking into Gomez’s guest home March 30, and he acknowledged in court Wednesday that he trespassed at her property. He was ordered to stay away from Gomez and her home, was put on probation, and was sent to jail for up to 45 days, but he was released two days later.

Within hours of his release, sheriff’s deputies re-arrested Cruz at Gomez’s home in Calabasas.

Gomez, the former “Wizards of Waverly Place” actress turned pop star, was at home when Cruz was arrested the first time after he broke into her guest house. It was unknown whether Gomez was home during Friday’s intrusion.

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Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .

Associated Press

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