CARROLLTON, Ohio– The man charged in the death of 14-year-old Jonathon Minard appeared in Carroll County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, and bond was set at $10 million.
Matthew Little, 30, of Carrollton, faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, corruption another with drugs, tampering with evidence and cross abuse of a corpse.
Minard was last seen on April 13 when he went to a farm to milk cows. His body was found in a shallow grave in Washington Township six days later.
The Carroll County coroner determined he suffered a fentanyl overdose.
The judge said Little’s bond was set so high because “there were drugs involved here and the danger to the community is real.”
Little’s arraignment had been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, but that date was changed to Wednesday.