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Bosley back home, ordered to stay there

BY Spencer Durham - sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com

Van Buren's former town marshal was placed on home detention Wednesday after he skipped town.

Donald Bosley, who was arrested on charges of theft and burglary after police say he took prescription Hydrocodone from the home of Van Buren Town Council President Tony Manry, was back in Indiana Wednesday for a bail revocation/alteration hearing.

A special prosecutor had asked the court to revoke Bosley's bond for violating the conditions of his release after investigators said he took prescription pain pills from his mother's house on Sept. 27. Days later, Bosley's father notified Indiana State Police that his son had “shown up” at his house in Forsyth, Georgia.

Bosley admitted to leaving the state and consuming controlled substances without a prescription.

Bosley was placed on home detention. Per the terms of home detention, he will be subject to random drug screenings, continue treatment at Grant-Blackford Mental Heath in Hartford City and not consume any drugs or alcohol unless authorized by mental health providers. Bosley will not be allowed to leave the state without approval from the court and the Grant County Community Corrections. He is also forbidden to have firearms in his home.

Judge Mark Spitzer allowed Bosley to continue to work mowing cemeteries in the Van Buren area. Bosley told the judge that it helps him cover the cost of treatment. With the seasonal job set to end soon, Spitzer told Bosley he was free to seek employment for the winter months.

A jury trial is tentatively set for Jan. 28, 2019.