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ISP: Former town marshal violated bond

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com

Van Buren's former town marshal, arrested this summer on charges of burglary and theft, has reportedly left the state and allegedly stole medication while released on bond, according to an Indiana State Police report.

Donald R. Bosley is facing a Level 4 felony burglary charge and a Class A misdemeanor theft charge for allegedly stealing prescription Hydrocodone from the home of Van Buren Town Council President Tony Manry while in police uniform.

Now, investigators have accused Bosley of stealing medication again and leaving Indiana in violation of Bosley's bond conditions. Bosley was released from the Grant County Jail on a $20,000 bond shortly after his July 5 arrest.

According to the report by ISP Trooper Jeremy Perez, Bosley allegedly took prescription pain pills from his mother's house on Sept. 27.

Perez said Bosley and his wife fought after he reportedly admitted to her he had taken the pills. Bosley then left the house and reportedly began staying at a friend's residence in Van Buren.

According to the report, Bosley left the friend's house Oct. 1, saying he had an appointment in Muncie.

On Oct. 3, Bosley's father notified Perez that Bosley had “shown up” at his house in Forsyth, Georgia. As of Oct. 4, Perez said “to the best of (his) knowledge” Bosley was still in Georgia.

Special Prosecutor John H. Meyers has asked the court to revoke Bosley's bond for violating the conditions of his release.

“This (ISP report) notes these violations of the standard conditions of release while pending trial, namely that a defendant not leave the State without permission and that he maintain good and lawful behavior,” the motion reads.

According to ISP, Manry had originally alerted authorities about the alleged burglary and theft after checking a home surveillance system and recognizing Bosley entering the home in uniform and taking the pain medication. Manry had installed the surveillance cameras because he suspected someone had been stealing the medication.

Bosley's jury trial is currently set for Jan. 28, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Since Bosley's arrest, part-time deputy Dale Osborn has filled in as interim town marshal and the Van Buren Town Council was expecting to vote him in as town marshal last month.