Posted: Nov 27, 2012 8:17 PM by Tara Grimes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jeremiah Chase Fisher, who was arrested on Tuesday morning in connection with Saturday's home invasion in Great Falls, made his initial court appearance on Tuesday afternoon.
Fisher has been charged with felony burglary, felony sexual abuse of children in connection with photos found on what is believed to be his cell phone, and misdemeanor surreptitious visual observation.
Fisher is reportedly on probation stemming from charges of "photo/visual recording to arouse or gratify" in Texas.
Prosecutors had requested that bond be set at $25,000.
The judge set Fisher's bond at $50,000.
Fisher is facing the charges after reportedly entering a south-side Great Falls home early Saturday and standing over the bed of Terri Flebotte as she slept.
Flebotte awoke to find a man standing over her, pointing a cell phone at her.
The man who broke into the Flebotte residence left behind a pair of shoes, a baseball hat, and a cell phone.
Upon obtaining a search warrant, Great Falls police were able to retrieve photos and information from the cell phone.
Some of the photos depicted a person who matched Flebotte's description of the home intruder, and the name "Fisher" was on several of the photos.
Police then contacted Fisher and arrested him.
Court documents state that in addition to photos on the phone that match the description of Fisher, there were also more than 100 images of "pre-pubescent males and females engaged in sex acts" on the phone.
Reporter Tara Grimes spoke with Flebotte a short time ago; she says that she and her family are feeling a sense of relief.