Indiana town marshal pleads guilty to pain medication theft

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UPDATE (Jan. 22, 2019) — Donald Bosley was sentenced to time served after agreeing to a plea deal. The remaining 6 years of the sentence were suspended. 

VAN BUREN, Ind.  — A former Indiana town marshal is pleading guilty after authorities alleged that he broke into the home of a local elected official and stole pain medication while still wearing his police uniform.

The Marion Chronicle-Tribune reports that 49-year-old former Van Buren Town Marshal Donald R. Bosley pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft and felony burglary charges in Grant County Circuit Court.

Bosley admitted during the hearing that he entered the home of Van Buren Town Council President Tony Manry in May and stole the medication.

He was arrested in July after a home surveillance system captured him taking the drugs.

Bosley is under house arrest until sentencing. He could face two to 10 years in prison.

Van Buren is located about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis.

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