Burglary ring suspects allegedly used stolen cash to buy cars

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 29 at 1:54 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – Court documents reveal the suspects accused of stealing from the parents of former Gonzaga basketball player Adam Morrison burglarized many more homes, using tens of thousands of dollars in cash to buy cars.
 
"Just about every drawer in our house was emptied out on the floor," said John Morrison, Adam’s dad on Tuesday.
 
Three rings for each of the WCC Championships Morrison helped Gonzaga win were stolen, two have since been recovered. Documents filed at the Spokane County Courthouse show a string of burglaries by the same suspects the day before they are accused of going to Morrison's home.
 
Christopher Remington, Timothy Forslund, and Kevin Heaton were all arrested for charges relating to these burglaries. Court documents say a fourth suspect Danica Wood is also a defendant.
 
A burglary in late July brought in $50,000 in cash and another $50,000 in gold and silver coins. The suspects also stole a shotgun. Other items listed in court documents from burglaries connected to the suspects include a Rolex watch and two pearl necklaces.
Detectives said in court documents that the money was used to buy three cars, which were registered under the names of some of the suspects.
 
Morrison’s dad knew police believe the people behind the burglary at his home likely stole from others, a bold move in his eyes.
 
"That takes a lot of courage on their part," said Morrison.
 
Two suspects admitted in interviews with detectives that they were using methamphetamine during some of the burglaries, according to court documents. Those suspects also said there are more victims that have yet to be identified.
 
There are at least 10 different cases in the past few years connected to the four suspects involved in these recent burglaries. Detectives say they are cooperating in the investigation.

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