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Man arrested in connection to 14-year-old Carroll County boy’s death

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CARROLLTON, Ohio - The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection with the death of a 14-year-old boy.

According to the sheriff, Matthew Little was taken into custody at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

He is facing multiple charges in connection to the death of Jonathon Minard:

  • Involuntary manslaughter (4 counts)
  • Corrupting another with drugs (2 counts)
  • Permitting drug abuse (2 counts)
  • Endangering children
  • Reckless homicide
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Possession of heroin
  • Gross abuse of a corpse
  • Falsification
  • Failure to report knowledge of a death

Minard was reported missing on April 13 after he had gone with  a 29-year-old friend to that friend's family farm to help milk cows.  The teenager's aunt said this was something they did numerous times before.

His body was then found in a shallow grave on a farm in Washington Township six days later.  Autopsy and toxicology tests showed the cause of death of acute fentanyl intoxication.

This is a developing story. FOX 8 will provide more updates as they become available.

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