Maryland Man Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail for Holding Two Large Parties

A Charles County man has been sentenced to one year in jail after his intentionally disobeyed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's emergency order banning large gatherings.

Shawn Myers, 42, was convicted of two counts of failure to comply with an emergency order, according to a Friday statement from the Charles County State’s Attorney's Office.

Back in March, police responded to a call to Myers' house in Hughesville, saying he was holding a large gathering of people. Responding officers say about 50 people were present at Myers' house for a party. Myers initially argued with the officers and then reluctantly complied to disband the party, according to prosecutors.

Days later, another call was made to police claiming Myers was holding another party. Responding officers again told Myers to disband the party and he again began to argue with them. Myers also allegedly told his guests to stay, in defiance of the police and Hogan's emergency order. "Officers tried to reason with Myers and obtain his cooperation to no avail," prosecutors said.

Myers was then arrested.

After serving his time in jail, Myers will be on unsupervised probation, according to prosecutors.


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