CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CMPD have charged the manager of a day spa in east Charlotte for violating the North Carolina’s Stay at Home Order.
On Wednesday, officers responded to a community tip that Cool Cave Day Spa, on Monroe Road, was still conducting business despite the order to close all non-essential business. Officers advised the business owner and employees of the violation and encouraged them to voluntarily comply with the order.
Officers conducted an investigation several hours later and determined the business was still operating. Officers again, communicated with employees to comply.
The next day, officers returned to the business and observed that the day spa was continuing to operate.
In response to the business’s repeated refusal to comply with the State of North Carolina’s Stay at Home Order, the on-duty manager of the business, 28-year-old Cheree-Alexia Hercule, was issued a citation for Violation of Emergency Prohibitions and Restrictions under NCGS 14-288.20A(2).
The CMPD is continuing to manage the order through voluntary compliance, but the department will enforce violations through citations and/or misdemeanor arrests if voluntary cooperation is not gained. The community can report violations of the Stay at Home order through the CLT+ mobile app, online at www.cmpd.org, or by calling 3-1-1