STAFFORD – A Stafford man is facing charges after allegedly spitting at a public health official and nurse earlier this month, reports the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
Jordin Michael Schultz, 22, of Main Road, has been charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor, and third-degree menacing, a Class B misdemeanor, following an investigation into an April 2 incident at 6275 Main Rd., Stafford.
The police report did not specify why a public health official and nurse were at the residence, though such visits in recent weeks have been related to COVID-19.
Sheriff William Sheron said he could not divulge whether they were at the house for COVID-19-related issues, citing HIPAA laws.
The law, however, reveals that the charges reflect that Schultz was likely confirmed with COVID-19. Spitting on another person is general charged as a simple harassment, a violation, unless the victim is a member of law enforcement.
A person is guilty of second-degree reckless endangerment in the second degree when he or she recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person, according to state penal law.
A person is guilty of third-degree menacing when, he or she intentionally places or attempts to place another person in fear of death, imminent serious physical injury or physical injury, according to state penal law.
Schultz is scheduled to appear June 9 in Town of Stafford Court to answer the charges.