Racine police say a 38-year-old man who was arrested once this week for felony stalking and intimidation of a witness but bonded out was re-arrested on the same charges.

The man – who is not being named to protect the victim in this case – was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of stalking, intimidation of a witness and bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 19-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $45,000 in fines.

According to online court records and the criminal complaint, the man was arrested on August 11 and charged later that day with a single felony count of attempted armed burglary and one misdemeanor count each of criminal trespass and carrying a concealed weapon. He was found passed out drunk on his former girlfriend’s porch with a knife tucked into his back waistband.

During his initial appearance on those charges, he was assigned a $2,500 cash bond and ordered to not have any contact with his ex-girlfriend.

The man posted bail and almost immediately started contacting the woman via text message and voicemail, threatening to hold a gun to her head, to kill her and then himself, and letting her know that he knew where she worked and that he would visit her there, the complaint reads.

Police say while the woman told them she was afraid for her life. While she was making her report with them, her phone was constantly buzzing from text messages from the man and she said several calls coming in were from him.

Now the man has a $20,000 cash bond and another order to not have contact with the woman. He will next be in court August 19 for his preliminary hearing.

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