Tennessee man charged with violating coronavirus order

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee man has been charged with violating the governor’s stay-at home coronavirus order after a confrontation with officers at a birthday party.

Memphis police say Jeremial Lee also was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct, marijuana possession and possessing a gun without a permit.

Officers responded to a call of shots being fired in Memphis on Saturday evening and encountered a large crowd gathered for a birthday party.

They ordered the group to disperse. The stay-at-home order tells residents to avoid gatherings of 10 people or more in hopes of reducing a coming wave of coronavirus hospitalizations.

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