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Police: Man posts on Facebook Live at Walmart claiming he had coronavirus

A man was arrested Wednesday after going live on Facebook inside an Albemarle Walmart claiming to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Justin Rhodes (Photo: Albemarle NM Police Department Facebook)

ALBEMARLE, N.C (WFMY). — A man was arrested Wednesday after going live on Facebook inside an Albemarle Walmart claiming to have tested positive for COVID-19.

After the incident, detectives collaborated with local health authorities and other agencies, according to a Facebook post from the Albemarle Police Department.

Following the investigation, detectives with the Albemarle Police Department arrested Justin M. Rhodes for Felony Perpetrating hoax in a Public Building and Disorderly Conduct.

The court set a $10,000 bond. Albemarle police say Rhodes' first scheduled court appearance is March 30, 2020.