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[Original Publish date: 10/06/19]
TAVARES, Florida – William Duane Insco, who turned 42 yesterday, has been released from the Lake County Jail following his arrest late last week on a misdemeanor trespass charge. Records show he has been booking into the local jail a total of 16 times, stretching back to 2010. During his latest confrontation with police Insco stated he “knew his rights” – which did little to forestall his arrest.
According to Insco’s booking sheet – which lists him as “Homeless” – officers responded to the Gator Inlet area of 1505 West Burleigh Boulevard and found “two tents that appeared to have been set up as living spaces on the North Side of the property with clothing hanging from a make shift drying line.” Officers attempted to explain to individuals present “that they were on private land and would need to leave”, however Insco “immediately became hostile”, according to police.
The report states that Insco was told to gather his belongings and leave the property, however, “Mr. Insco stated he would not be doing so and that he knew his rights. I again asked Mr. Insco to leave the property and informed him of the trespass to which he stated he would not leave. I asked Mr. Insco a final time to leave the property as he was being trespassed and informed him a failure to do so would result in his arrest.” Insco directed an expletive toward the officer and was arrested.
Insco’s previous local arrests include a range of offenses – such as battery, disturbing the peace, drug possession, violation of probation, and violation of pretrial release.
James Hope is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer who has been practicing criminal law in Tavares, Florida, since 1987. He has also been the Publisher and Executive Editor of Lake Legal News since 2009. He may be contacted at LakeLegalNews@gmail.com, or through his website at www.AttorneyJamesHope.com. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]