Nashville COVID-19 patient arrested after escape from fairgrounds quarantine

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39-year-old Randle Kirkley, who tested positive for COVID-19, was charged with quarantine escape for jumping a fence at the Nashville Fairgrounds after being quarantined on May 4th and was informed that he was not allowed to leave until cleared by Metro Nashville Public Health.

On May 4th, Randle Kirkley was taken to the Nashville Fairgrounds and placed under quarantine by the Metro Nashville Public Health Department because he tested positive for COVID-19. When he arrived, he was informed that he was being quarantined and would not be allowed to leave until he was cleared.

Randle Kirkley (MNPD)

On May 7th, Randle jumped a fence at the facility and headed north on Nolensville Road. He was stopped by the City Cemetery almost two miles away from the facility.

Randle Kirkley was arrested and charged with quarantine escape. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

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