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.