CARROLLTON, Ohio — The suspicious death of a 14-year-old rocked the quiet, rural Carroll County area earlier this year.
Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Minard was reported missing in April. Days later, his body was found in a shallow grave on a Washington Township farm.
It took months for investigators to secure an arrest in the case. Now, 30-year-old Matthew Little faces several charges, including involuntary manslaughter.
Below is a timeline of how all the events played out.
April 13: Jonathan Minard is last seen
Jonathan is working on a farm when he complains of a toothache, saying he plans to call his mother and return home. His mother never receives a call and Jonathan isn't seen again.
April 16: A search team is organized
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office organizes a search for Jonathan. Sheriff Dale Williams also reveals that a person of interest was questioned in Jonathan's disappearance, but no arrests are made.
April 17: Search considered a 'criminal investigation'
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says the search for Jonathan is considered a criminal investigation.
April 19: Jonathan's body is found
Jonathan's body is found in a "shallow grave" on a Washington Township farm. Officials refuse to comment on potential suspects.
July 8: Coroner rules Jonathan's death a homicide
The Carroll County Coroner rules Jonathan's death a homicide by "acute fentanyl intoxication." Authorities provide no updates on any suspects.
Sept. 4: Matthew Little is charged in Jonathan's death
Sheriff's deputies arrest 30-year-old Matthew Little in Jonathan's death. Little is hit with 15 charges, including three counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Sept. 5: Little makes first court appearance
A $10 million bond is issued for Little, who makes his first court appearance in Carroll County Municipal Court.
Sept. 11: Little arraigned, bond reduced
Little returns to court for arraignment and pleads not guilty to all charges. His defense team requests his bond be reduced to $500,000, but a judge agrees to drop it to $1 million on condition he wear an ankle monitor and remain on his farm property.