Neglect Case To Go Before Grand Jury

MOUNDSVILLE — A Marshall County man charged with child neglect will see his case go before a grand jury this summer.

Jonathan Nathan Clark, 30, was arrested last Friday, along with his wife, Cortnie Ann Clark, 28, following a West Virginia State Police response to their 620 Glen Haven Ave. home in Glen Dale. According to a criminal complaint, Jonathan Clark was unresponsive on the floor with his shirt undone and had marks on his arms, which troopers believed may have been associated with drug injections.

While observing the residence, troopers noted the home was filthy and in complete disarray, according to the complaint. The home was occupied by Cortnie and Jonathan Clark, along with two juvenile boys.

While observing the residence, troopers found several filled trash bags, piles of dirty dishes in the sink, a litter box overflowing with feces, fruit flies covering the walls and ceilings and a toilet covered with feces, according to the complaint. Two bedrooms were occupied by boys ages 6 and 9. Drug paraphernalia, including suspected narcotics, needles and spoons, were also found at the home, according to investigators.

At 2 p.m. Friday, Jonathan Clark appeared before Marshall County Magistrate Mark Kerwood with public defender John Anderson to waive his right to a preliminary hearing. The case could go before a Marshall County grand jury in July.

On Wednesday, Cortnie Clark’s preliminary hearing was rescheduled for a later date. According to Assistant Prosecutor Adam Barney, the new hearing date has not yet been determined.