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
- 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.