Eagle County Sheriff’s Office cites man who allegedly coughed on groceries at Edwards’ Village Market
UPDATE: Deputies with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the Eagle County Crime Stoppers, asked for help from the community in identifying a male suspect who was suspected of an incident at the Village Market in Edwards. The social media post was quickly shared and within a few hours, the suspect was identified and cited (in lieu of arrest).
The suspect was identified as 51-year-old Nathan R. Herries of Vail by an anonymous tipster. Herries was summoned for violation of a public health order, disorderly conduct, and second-degree tampering, in lieu of arrest.
According to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect refused to comply with the Village Market’s (and Eagle County public health order) policy of keeping 6 feet away from customers and employees. He was allegedly asked by a store employee to step back and then went on a rant of how the employee was falling for the “media hype.” The suspect then allegedly got between a customer and an employee and purposely coughed on the products that the other customer was purchasing.
Persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.