ALBEMARLE, N.C. — A man was arrested Wednesday after going live on Facebook inside an Albemarle Walmartclaiming to have tested positive for COVID-19.
In lieu of 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.
Rhodes received a $10,000 secured bond. Albemarle police said his first scheduled court appearance is March 30.
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