Meredith 17-year-old in court on successive days for violating bail conditions

FRANKLIN — A 17-year-old Meredith man was ordered held on $2,000 cash bail yesterday afternoon after violating a court order to stay away from his Center Harbor on-again, off-again girlfriend.
Jacob Linville, of 20 True Road appeared in the 6th Circuit Court, Franklin Division via video yesterday and is facing one count of violation of an order of probation.
On Friday, Linville appeared before Judge Edward "Ned" Gordon on the exact same charge. After that appearance, Gordon ordered him released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail.
Prosecutor Bob Libby argued that the $10,000 personal recognizance bail set by Gordon on Friday should be converted to $10,000 cash because Linville misrepresented to the court that he would be staying with his aunt in Laconia.
Libby said he spoke to the aunt and she doesn't want Linville to stay with her.
As on Friday, Linville was represented by Belknap County Public Defender Kate Geraci, who said she had spoken with Linville's mother who said he could live with her and had been living with her in Meredith.
Geraci said he was only 17, was working on getting his GED and had appointment for a job at a local store. She said he was seeking counseling from Genesis Behavioral Health and was being treated for anger management. Geraci also noted that he has no money.
Libby said last week his mother had said "no" to him staying with her.
After some contemplation, Gordon agreed in part with Libby, saying that Linville needed some kind of deterrent to keep him away from the Center Harbor girl and set bail at $2,000 cash.
Linville is also charged out of Meredith for stealing two laptops from Inter-Lakes High School in the end of December of 2012 and for stealing an iPod and some jewelry from the home of a friend.
In January, he was charged with simple assault against his girlfriend and that when he was ordered to stay away from her. He returned to he home of February 16, said affidavits, and was charged with breach of bail.
On March 13, Center Harbor Police Chief Mark Chase got word that Linville was with his ex-girlfriend and went to her home. The girl's mother told him Linville had been staying there for two days.
When he saw Chase, Linville tried to run away from him but was detained within minutes. On March 14, Chase returned to the girl's house and again found Linville.
He arrested him and Linville appeared in court on Friday.