Mar 25, 2020 1:00 AM

Authorities: Man threatened to give store clerks coronavirus

Posted Mar 25, 2020 1:00 AM
Nunes photo Cole Co. Sheriff's office
Nunes photo Cole Co. Sheriff's office

ASHLAND, Mo. (AP) — A mid-Missouri man who allegedly threatened to give two store clerks coronavirus was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree harassment.

Anthony Nunes, 26,of Ashland told clerks at two stores that he had the coronavirus. The clerks said he was coughing and told them he had a high fever and sore throat.

Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler said the county takes temperatures of all prisoners as part of its protocol. He said Nunes did not have a fever as of Monday afternoon.

A probable cause statement from the County Sheriff's Department does not name the stores where the alleged incidents occurred, but one was reported Friday and the other Saturday.

Nunes was being held Monday in the Cole County Jail on a $5,000 bond.  He is no longer in custody, according to online jail records.

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