Man charged for refusing to leave Memphis birthday party during quarantine
WREG / Memphis Police
Jeremial Lee is charged with weapon and drug possession as well as violation of quarantine law.

via WREG:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- A man is facing charges for breaking the coronavirus quarantine law on Saturday.

Police were responding to shots fired near the intersection of Mississippi and Georgia.

At the scene, officers told a large group of people attending a birthday party to disburse due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to arrest records, the crowd refused to leave.

Jeremial Lee allegedly refused to leave and began making threats toward an officer. Officers detained Lee and found a gun in his waistband and a bag of marijuana in his pocket.

Jeremial Lee is charged with weapon and drug possession as well as violation of quarantine law. Memphis police say people are charged with violating quarantine law when they are with 10 or more people and refuse to leave when asked.

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