Natchitoches Police arrest individual after lying about possible Coronavirus exposure

On March 23, 2020 the Natchitoches Police Department was notified by the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center that an individual had reported to them that she was exposed to the Coronavirus in an attempt to get an excuse to stay home from work.

On March 24, 2020 investigators with the Natchitoches Police Department made contact with Elisha Johnson (B/F, 24 y.o.a.of Natchez) in reference to her complaint of a possible exposure. Elisha Johnson told investigators that she was notified by her supervisor on March 20, 2020 that two of her co-workers had tested positive for the Coronavirus and that she needed to notify the hospital. While at the hospital she told the health care providers about her exposure and asked if she could get a 30 day excuse note to stay home from work. The health care providers told her of the self-quarantine guidelines that were made by the Center for Disease Control but she told them she was expected to be at work on Monday. On March 21, 2020 Elisha Johnson returned to the hospital to be tested for the Coronavirus but she told medical personnel that she had not been exposed to anyone with the virus.

Elisha Johnson’s false claim that she was exposed to the Coronavirus caused her doctor and several health care providers to be placed under quarantine and unable to help any other patients.

Elisha Johnson was placed under arrest for Criminal Mischief and was given a Natchitoches City Court date of June 29, 2020.

If you would like to report suspicious activity or an emergencyplease contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Davanta Stevenson at (318) 357-3817. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.


11 thoughts on “Natchitoches Police arrest individual after lying about possible Coronavirus exposure

  1. This is frustrating this person is a bum you don’t deserve a vacation I go to work and 12 hour shifts because I’m at a grocery store but you on vacation now dumb dumb lazy

  2. She didn’t think about anybody else but herself, and that’s why she did it. She never considered that it would affect ANYbody other than herself in her attempt to get a 30-day vacation from work. She didn’t do it to hurt anybody else, but she sure did, didn’t she? She probably went into it thinking it was a victimless crime. But it’s not. And that’s what happens when someone thinks about nobody but themselves.

  3. Glad they locked her up!!!! No one should lie during a crisis. So wrong and can cause others to suffer from the lie!!!! The truth is the only way!!!!!

  4. People have used the ER in the past for this. They want a turkey sandwich and and a work excuse. She’s probably done it before, but we weren’t in the midst of a crisis. She’s gonna miss work alright and probably lose her job.

  5. What a dumb@ss! She deserves everything she gets from this. She should have just quit her job instead of looking for a way to get a free paycheck…… what is wrong with people.

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