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Racine police say a 27-year-old man is back behind bars after he knowingly violated a court order that he not have any contact with minor children.

Garrett Jacoby, of Racine, was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison and/or up to $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, Jacoby was ordered to not have any contact with minors stemming from a 2015 case against him related to domestic violence. Officers were called Sept. 18 to a home on Crab Tree Lane because a man was concerned that Jacoby was using drugs around the man’s newborn son. At the time, Jacoby was in a relationship with the mother of the child.

Police say they learned Jacoby was staying at the Riverside Inn and were advised that Jacoby was in a room with the original complainant’s children. Officers met the grandmother in the hallway of the hotel and knocked on the door. When there was no answer, the woman called out and a 3-year-old child answered.

Jacoby opened the door, the complaint reads, and officers recovered the 3-year-old and the newborn baby. Jacoby was taken into custody without incident.

He remains in the Racine County Jail on a $2,500 cash bond. Jacoby will next be in court Nov. 23 on these charges and is scheduled for a plea hearing Dec. 6 on the 2015 case.