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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office dropped charges against a man arrested for attempted murder Friday after further investigation led them to believe he was falsely accused.

Stephen McNeill, 20, was accused of shooting Glenn Altman in the face when the victim picked him out of a photo line-up.

However, investigation led to McNeill's release and the arrest of Corey Conner, 18, in Hernando County, Alachua Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Maynard said.

"We don't stop investigating just because a victim satid, 'he did it,'" Maynard said.

Conner was given away by his accomplice, Cameron Byard, 20, who helped Conner rob the victim under the pretense of visiting to purchase marijuana on Oct. 20, Maynard said.

Upon being read his rights, Conner confessed to the robbery and shooting the victim, Maynard said.

Altman was released from the hospital without permanent injury, Maynard said.

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