By Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) - A warrant has been issued for a North Carolina man in connection with a block party held in violation of Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order, a police department said Monday.

Hillsborough police have issued a warrant for Tocee Mitchell, 32, charging him with violating Cooper’s executive order, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. Mitchell is accused of hosting a block party Sunday where 30 to 50 people had gathered in northern Hillsborough, police said in a news release.

According to the news release, officers responded to the party twice on Sunday. The first time, officers found approximately 30 cars in the area during the first visit at 6:37 p.m. and warned the partygoers about the violating the stay-at-home order, according to the news release.

At 7:46 p.m., police said, the officers returned to the location and found partygoers and their cars were still there.

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