All charges dismissed against Owosso barber who reopened shop during coronavirus pandemic
OWOSSO, Mich. – Charges have been dropped against a Michigan barber who defied Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders at the time and reopened his shop during the coronavirus pandemic. However, 77-year-old Karl Manke reopened his shop in Owosso in early May. Attorneys said the state Supreme Court’s decision on Whitmer’s emergency powers led prosecutors to drop the case. State regulations are still trying to revoke Manke’s license.