Jonathan Harrington Child Endangerment Meth Case Heading To District Court
A Mills man accused of having his children in a room with drugs will see his case moved to district court.
A judge ruled there is probable cause to bound over 30 year old Jonathan Harrington on two counts of child endangerment meth and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
An investigation in early January, led police to a hotel room where Harrington and his two children were staying.
Officers say they found Harrington’s children alone, and they claimed they had not seen their father all night.
Hotel security staff told investigators that he had out and about in the hotel all night and hanging out with motorcycle club members that were having a convention.
In addition, police say they found evidence of drug use in the room.
The children were returned to their mother.
Police initially became involved when they were contacted by two young adult females, who said Harrington wanted to do a photo shoot with them for a magazine.
The women showed up at the hotel, but then suspected a trick, left and called police.
The hotel is considering pressing charges for defrauding an innkeeper, because Harrington only reserved the room for 1 person, and put it under a company name that he no longer works for.
Harrington is being held on $5,000 bond awaiting trial.
A child endangerment meth charge carries a maximum prison sentence of five years, while the possession charge has a maximum prison sentence of one year.