Kentucky woman arrested at supermarket for defying quarantine 3 times, police say
05/01/2020 9:38 am PDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WGHP) -- A Kentucky woman is accused of violating a self-quarantine order for the third time after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Kendra Burnett, 37, was arrested and charged with five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count each of contempt of court and second-degree criminal mischief.
According to the newspaper, Burnett violated a court order by shopping at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville. She was seen on surveillance video making contact with about five people at the store, the report said.
The arrest took place Monday morning at the Kroger store on South Second Street, near Central Avenue, in Louisville, WDRB reports.
According to WAVE, the arrest comes a month after Burnett was fired from a senior facility that was struck with a deadly COVID-19 outbreak.
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Police said it was the third time she refused to quarantine after testing positive for the virus, the Leader reported, citing the arrest report.
Kendra Burnett was previously employed at Treyton Oak Towers, a senior facility where more than 30 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than a dozen others have died from the virus.
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