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Bullock fan charged with assault
Sandra Bullock
Bullock, who starred in Speed and 28 Days, married James in 2005
A fan of Sandra Bullock has been charged with aggravated assault and stalking after she allegedly tried to run over Bullock's husband.

The prosecution alleges Marcia Diana Valentine tried to run over Jesse James - presenter of US TV show Monster Garage - in front of the couple's home.

Bullock obtained a restraining order against Ms Valentine last week.

Ms Valentine is on bail and is due to appear in court on 22 May. She was not immediately available for comment.

The 46-year-old faces up to four years and eight months years in jail if she is convicted.

Bullock testified that Ms Valentine left pieces of animal fur and woven palm fronds with "weird signs" in her yard.

'Convincing case'

Marcia Diana Valentine
Valentine must stay 500 yards (460 metres) from Bullock or James
Prosecutors also contend that on several occasions Ms Valentine lay down in Bullock's driveway until ordered away.

Last week, Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Borris ruled it was a "clear and convincing" case of stalking, and granted Bullock a three-year restraining order.

The case came to court after an incident in April, when Ms Valentine was spotted outside Bullock and James' home in Sunset Beach, California.

Bullock said her husband went outside and tried to make a note of the woman's number plate.

Ms Valentine is accused of screaming obscenities, getting into her silver Mercedes-Benz, and attempting to reverse over James.

The alleged attack took place as Bullock and James' 10-year-old son looked on, prosecutors say.

James was not hurt in the incident and Ms Valentine was arrested the next day.

Bullock has suffered problems with stalkers in the past, and won a restraining order against a man who claimed he wanted to have a "relationship" with her in 2003.

The actress became a major star after appearing in 1994 thriller Speed, and has remained one of Hollywood's most bankable actresses.

She has also appeared in the comedy Miss Congeniality and Oscar-winner Crash.




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