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Perham horse case hearing postponed

An omnibus hearing for one of the owners accused of neglecting horses at a farmstead near Perham has been postponed.

The hearing for Bruce Breun has been rescheduled from May 6 to May 28 at 1 p.m. in Otter Tail County District Court.

Charges were previously filed against Bruce and Allison Breun, the owners of 11 neglected horses seized in November 2012. Charges relate to each of the horses individually.

The omnibus hearing for Allison Breun will be held at 3 p.m., also on May 28.

The main purpose of an omnibus hearing is to determine the admissibility of evidence, including testimony and evidence seized at the time of arrest. The prosecutor and the defendant’s counsel attend the hearing to discuss pretrial matters pertaining to the case.

Presiding judge in the case will be Barbara Hanson.

The 11 horses were rescued by law enforcement agencies in cooperation with the High Tail Horse Ranch and Rescue near Hawley, Minn.

Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent