PD: Quarantined man arrested after he jumps fence at Fairgrounds, tries to flee

May 9, 2020 in News by RBN Staff

source: www.wsmv.com
Joseph Wenzel, Digital Content Manager

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A 39-year-old man, who was quarantined for COVID-19 at the Nashville Fairgrounds, was arrested after police said he jumped a fence and fled without permission from the health department.

Randle Kirkley was quarantined at the Fairgrounds on Thursday after police said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

Kirkley was quarantined by the Metro Public Health Department and would not be allowed to leave until cleared by them.

 On Thursday, police said Kirkley jumped the fence and fled down Nolensville Road. He was stopped almost two miles away from the facility at the Nashville Cemetery.

Kirkley was charged with escaping a penal institution and is being held in lieu $5,000 bond.