After coming into a non-guilty plea to all 37 counts, Hardin was given bond and placed on home arrest, supplied that he put on a monitoring gadget.
LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio — The person accused of working an unlawful funeral enterprise pleaded not responsible to all costs towards him on Friday.
Shawnte Hardin, 41, was charged in a 37-count indictment in Lucas County final week for allegedly claiming to be a funeral director and working a funeral residence whereas unlicensed, amongst different crimes.
After coming into a non-guilty plea to all 37 counts in a Lucas County courtroom, Hardin was given bond and placed on home arrest, supplied that he put on a monitoring gadget. Moreover, Hardin has been ordered to not settle for cash from households or have interaction in funeral-related actions, which incorporates the transportation of our bodies.
Hardin was arrested on Wednesday in Wooden County by Ohio State Freeway Patrol troopers whereas reportedly on his approach to flip himself in. Dashcam video captured from that day reveals the moments main as much as and through his arrest.
Within the video, Hardin will be heard telling the trooper he was on his approach to court docket for an arraignment. He was taken into custody when the trooper discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.
Courtroom paperwork present Hardin has operated a number of companies in Lucas, Cuyahoga, Summit and Franklin Counties since at the least 2019.
On Sept. 30, two our bodies have been taken from Hardin’s enterprise in Columbus by the Ohio Bureau of Felony Investigation. The Ohio Legal professional Common’s workplace mentioned Hardin was utilizing the placement for makeshift funeral providers.
His pre-trial is ready for November.