The man who last saw missing baby Elaina Steinfurth will face a grand jury after the preliminary hearing Friday morning.
23-year-old Steven W. King Jr.remained silent during his brief appearance at 9 a.m. The prosecutors opted out to drop the charges, where the Lucas County Grand Jury will decide whether to indict him. King is the ex-boyfriend of Angela Steinfurth, the mother of Elaina. King claimed his innocence when authorities arrested him last week Monday.
King and Angela Steinfurth are accused of obstructing justice in July. The pair are believed to be the last two people to see the child before she disappeared two months ago.
Toledo Police detectives filed a complaint July 22 against King, allegedling he made numerous false statements after reviewing video and research collected during the investigation. King remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.
According to the laws in the state of Ohio, the obstructing justice charge against Steven King is considered a felony of the third degree and can bring one to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.