Tennessee DA: Anyone not following stay-at-home orders will face jail time

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WREG) — The top prosecutor in one Tennessee county has a message: stay home or you’ll end up in jail.

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said violating state and local orders will get people jail time and a fine as outlined by state law.

One person already has pending charges for violating the state and local executive order to stay home.

“Stay at home. Stop the spread. Follow the law,”

It’s a clear message, but not everyone is following it during the coronavirus pandemic.

“What we want people to understand is that when the governor of the state issues an executive order, when both of our mayors issue orders pleading with everyone to stay home, it’s serious business,” Weirich said.

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