HIGH SPRINGS ‒ Austin Paul Conner, 62, was arrested on Thursday, April 27, and charged with trespassing after disrupting a school function that he had been asked to leave earlier in the day.
At about 8:40 a.m., High Springs Police Department (HSPD) officers responded to the Deeper Purpose Kids Academy, 19930 North U.S. Highway 441, High Springs. The Academy had been placed on lockdown because Conner was walking around the fenced property. An officer reportedly informed Conner that he had been formally trespassed from the property and would be subject to arrest if he returned.
At 3:04 p.m., HSPD officers responded again to the preschool after a caller reported that Conner was back on the property, taking pictures of vehicles in the parking lot. Officers reviewed video surveillance and reported that Conner could be seen well onto the property, taking pictures. Officers again made contact with Conner, who owns Advent Health Medical Plaza, 19735 N.W. U.S. Highway 441. He has reportedly been engaged in a property boundary dispute with the preschool and told officers his attorney told him to take pictures of the parking lot.
Conner has no criminal history and was released on his own recognizance by Judge Thomas M. Jaworski following First Appearance the day after his arrest.
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