On Thursday, June 25, the Oskaloosa Police Department arrested and charged Gregory Wade Bonnett, age 38, of Oskaloosa, with first-degree theft and third-degree burglary. These charges stem from an investigation into his involvement in a reported burglary at Malcom Lumber in Oskaloosa.
Gregory Wade Bonnet is currently incarcerated at the Mahaska County Jail waiting for an initial appearance on the above charges. On May 25, it was reported to the Oskaloosa Police Department that sometime during Memorial Weekend 2015 person or person’s unknown forced entry into the business after normal business hours. It was also reported that money and merchandise in excess of $10,000 had been stolen from the business.
Burglary in the Third Degree is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in a state penitentiary. Theft in the First Degree is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in a state penitentiary. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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