Utah gentleman arrested for violating COVID-19 quarantine in Hawaii

A Utah gentleman was arrested twice in Hawaii for violating a mandatory 10-working day travel quarantine in area during the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities claimed. 

David Barnes, 50, from the metropolis of Bountiful, arrived at Līhu‘e Airport on Dec. 28, after traveling from the mainland, the County of Kaua‘i mentioned on Fb.

Officials instructed him to quarantine at an approved lodging for 10 times, as required, authorities claimed. 

Whilst he did not have a place to remain when he arrived, he created reservations at the  Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Seashore Vacation resort in Kapa‘a — and was permitted to go away the airport at the time those reservations had been confirmed, officials explained. 

But as a substitute of heading to the vacation resort, Barnes allegedly walked to Costco, where by he went procuring.

He was arrested for violating the state’s unexpected emergency COVID-19 rules, launched on $1,000 bail and necessary to comprehensive his journey quarantine. 

He then checked into the Kaua‘i Inn in Līhu‘e — but did not continue to be there, officials explained. 

He was arrested again on Jan. 5, charged with a few more counts of violating the governor and mayor’s orders, and a single depend of straightforward trespass, in accordance to authorities. 

Barnes allegedly violated the purchase on New Year’s Working day, and then all over again on Jan. 3 and 4, The Back garden Island reported.

Court files attained by the outlet expose the trespassing incident occurred on the grounds of the Kaua’i Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

Two Tik Tok videos Barnes posted on Dec. 27 demonstrate that he went for a COVID-19 examination in anticipation of his Kaua‘i journey, and the benefits ended up negative, according to the report.

Due to the fact Dec. 28, he posted 83 much more films — numerous in which he blasted the Kaua‘i Law enforcement Division and designed disrespectful references to the island, according to the report.

Some clips show him finishing compliance checks from the Hawaii Countrywide Guard, obtaining food items sent and looking at Television set, the outlet reported.

“This position is tyranny,” Barnes stated in 1 video clip attained by FOX 13 Salt Lake Metropolis. “Kauai Communist Celebration. I’m a Chinese spy sent to Kauai sent by TikTok to f–k with Kauai and its men and women.”

“What a drag!” he groused in one more clip.

A motion by the point out to improve Barnes’ bail was denied Tuesday, according to the Island.

Mainly because all Barnes’ costs are misdemeanors, the condition purchased Barnes to be examined by a doctor for his health and capacity.

A 2nd bail listening to will be held at 1 p.m. nearby time Wednesday.