MADISON - Charges were dropped on Dec. 2 against a man who was accused of sending pornographic pictures to a minor.

The case against Russell Lee Linville of Joes Creek in Boone County was dismissed because the the officer did not appear at the hearing, according to Boone County Prosecutor records.

A West Virginia State Trooper received screenshots of the conversation that the alleged victim had with the alleged suspect, and the officer observed six photos, which originally led to six subsequent counts in the case.