Hawarden Man Gets Suspended Prison Sentence

Orange City, Iowa — A Hawarden man has been sentenced to a suspended prison term on burglary and criminal mischief charges.
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Sioux County Attorney Thomas G. Kunstle announced that 18-year-old Brendan Michael Schurman of Hawarden was sentenced on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Schurman had been charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor.

According to court records, Schurman, along with several co-defendants, burglarized four separate businesses in the Hawarden area between November 2014 and January 2015.

Schurman was sentenced to five years in prison on the felony burglary charge and to 365 days in jail on the misdemeanor charge. The prison and jail terms were suspended, and Schurman was placed on probation for three years and ordered to pay restitution. As specific conditions of probation, the Defendant was ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and follow any recommended treatment, abstain from all mood-altering chemicals including alcohol, obtain and maintain gainful employment or be enrolled as a full time student, complete his high school equivalency, and provide random urinalyses upon request as well as a DNA sample for profiling.

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