Pinellas County business owner arrested for violating ‘safer-at-home’ order


Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Pinellas County business owner has been arrested after failing to comply with the county’s safer-at-home order.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Galen Wood, 36, the owner of Kitchen Table Games in Pinellas Park was issued warnings four times since April 3 for running the business while the order was in-effect.

Deputies say Wood would become argumentative with deputies, and refused to close. When deputies came in contact with Wood on Thursday he again refused to close.

Wood was taken into custody and charged with operating a non-essential business and traveling to operate a non-essential business.

Wood was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.


Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coronavirus Need-to-Know Info

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss