Burglary investigation leads to arrest of Bayard man on drug charges

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William Ray Bonar, 35, of 116 Third St., Bayard, was charged with probation violation, third-offense possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a prescription drug without a prescription, third-offense possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a firearm and domestic abuse offender in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa — A Bayard man was arrested Sunday evening on drug charges as part of an investigation by the Guthrie County Sheriff’s office into a series of recent thefts and burglaries at the Sparky’s One Stop convenience store in Bayard.

William Ray Bonar, 35, of 116 Third St., Bayard, was charged with probation violation, third-offense possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a prescription drug without a prescription, third-offense possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a firearm and domestic abuse offender in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Guthrie County Sheriff’s Deputies executed arrest warrants at Bonar’s residence about 9 p.m. Sunday. A search of the residence led to “additional charges being filed against Mr. Bonar, with more yet pending,” according to a statement released Monday by the Guthrie County Sheriff’s office.

Bonar is held in the Guthrie County Jail in advance of his initial appearance in the Guthrie County District Court.

Bonar was convicted of third-degree burglary in 2009 in Guthrie County District Court and of second-degree burglary in 2013 in Guthrie County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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