August 30, 2013 in City

Three accused of stealing Adam Morrison’s property

Rings among items stolen from ex-Gonzaga athlete
By The Spokesman-Review
 

A trio of suspected residential burglars lifted championship hardware belonging to former Gonzaga basketball star Adam Morrison, according to court documents filed this week.

Christopher Remington, Timothy Forslund and Kevin Heaton are being held in the Spokane County Jail on residential burglary charges. Court documents allege the three used proceeds, exceeding $70,000, from a July break-in to purchase three vehicles. Cash, jewelry and coins were stolen in the incident.

Forslund was arrested in the area of a suspected burglary Aug. 15 driving one of the vehicles. A search of the car revealed a conference championship ring belonging to Morrison, reported stolen by his parents near Mead High School the day before. A total of three rings were stolen from John and Wanda Morrison’s north Spokane home. Forslund told police Remington stole the ring in a previous burglary.

Both Forslund and Remington blame the other for the actual break-ins, investigators note.

The three vehicles purchased with the allegedly purloined funds were confiscated and searched by police, who found several items reported stolen by other homeowners, including jewelry, laptops and an Xbox 360 gaming console. The suspects told police they were using meth during the time of the burglaries, and investigators said there may be more thefts that can be linked to the suspects.

Morrison, 29, won three West Coast Conference tournament championships with the Zags from 2003-2006. He went on to play in the NBA for the Charlotte Bobcats, Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards before competing in Europe. He retired from professional basketball after a failed attempt to return to the NBA last year. Last month, Morrison announced he’d be returning to Spokane this fall to finish his bachelor’s degree and serve as student assistant with the Zags men’s team.

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