Bond set at $10 million for man accused in death of 14-year-old Carroll County boy who was found in ‘shallow grave’

Bond set at $10 million for man accused in death of 14-year-old Carroll County boy

CARROLL COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The man indicted on 15 charges in connection to a 14-year-old boy’s death was in court Thursday afternoon.

A Carroll County judge set bond at $10 million for 30-year-old Matthew Little.

Bond hearing in Carroll County for Matthew Little

Little was taken into custody at a farm on Mobile Road by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

Sheriff Dale Williams said Little “didn’t seem concerned” about the arrest on charges that include involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, and endangering children.

Jonathan Minard’s body was found buried in a shallow grave on a Washington Township farm on April 19, approximately seven miles from his last known location in Carroll County.

Jonathon Minard was found buried on April 19 in Washington Township
Jonathon Minard was found buried on April 19 in Washington Township (Source: Carroll County Sheriff's Office)

The sheriff confirmed that the farm Little was arrested at was the same one where Minard’s body was found.

“Jonathan had spent time working with Mr. Little on a family farm,” according to Carroll County Prosecutor Steve Barnett.

His disappearance was first reported on April 13 when investigators say Minard complained of a toothache and was going to call his mother so that he could go home, but the sheriff’s office said his mother never received that call.

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