UConn junior forward Tyler Olander was arrested and charged with trespassing Thursday and spent some time in a Bay County, Fla., jail.
The Bay County Sheriff's office confirmed Thursday night that Olander was released on his own recognizance.
Olander was arrested at Panama City Beach early Thursday and booked at 6:51 a.m., according to the Bay County Sheriff's Office. His case will be heard in court Friday at 4 p.m., according to the sheriff's office. The official charge is trespassing in a structure or conveyance. "Conveyance" means any motor vehicle, ship, vessel, railroad car, trailer, aircraft, or sleeping car; and to enter a conveyance includes taking apart any portion of the conveyance.
UConn is on spring break this week.
Olander, 20, is the second UConn player arrested in a little over a month. Enosch Wolf was arrested Feb. 11 by UConn police after a domestic altercation with a woman. Wolf, who was suspended by coach Kevin Ollie, was arraigned Feb. 13 on charges of third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. His case was continued Wednesday and his next appearance at Superior Court in Rockville is scheduled for April 24.
Olander, a 6-foot-9 forward from Mansfield, averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds this season. He fractured his left foot late in the season and recently had surgery to stabilize the foot by inserting a pin. He will need six to eight weeks of rehabilitation.
A UConn spokesman said the school is aware of the arrest and the school had no comment as it investigates the incident.
Courant staff writer Dom Amore contributed to this storyCopyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times