A former member of the Morris School Board will make a court appearance on Monday afternoon at the Stevens County Courthouse. Brent Fuhrman will appear at a 2:30 p.m. contested omnibus hearing in Suite 307. Fuhrman was arrested and charged in June on a 2nd degree burglary charge for breaking and entering into a neighbor’s house without consent. He was later released.

The neighbor’s security camera was able to identify Fuhrman in the house, according to the criminal complaint. In the complaint, Fuhrman admitted to be struggling with an addiction to pain pills, but denied taking any medications from the neighbor’s medicine cabinet. The neighbors claimed to have locked any of their narcotics in a filing cabinet because they believed their medications had been disappearing.

County Attorney Aaron Jordan told KMRS that in the best case scenario for the defense at the omnibus hearing, attorneys will hope to have the case dismissed. But Jordan did note that any video surveillance or confessions made to law enforcement may be used against a defendant. Fuhrman served on the School Board from 2005 to 2016 and, until recently, operated the Northern Impressions Floral and Garden Center in Morris. He was a sergeant in the National Guard who served overseas and is a member of the American Legion and VFW, and a life member of AMVETS. He faces a felony charge with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.

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