House parties are fun but not worth going to jail over.
Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, didn’t heed warnings the first time when the police showed up to his Hughesville, MD, home to break up a party on March 22nd. Myers hosted a gathering of between 50-60 people.
The party was in violation of Gov. Larry Hogan’s prohibition on large gatherings of people due to Covid-19.
According to the county State’s Attorney, “Myers was argumentative with officers but eventually agreed to disband his party.”
Myers apparently wasn’t happy with his first
Less than a week later, officers returned to Myers’s house to find a part of over 50 people.
“Officers told Myers to disband the party, but again he was argumentative claiming he and his guests had the right to congregate,” the State’s Attorney says. “Beyond being argumentative, Myers directed his guests to stay in defiance of Governor Hogan’s Orders and the officers’ lawful orders to disband the party.”
Police cuffed Myers and took him away.
After a bench trial, Myers was convicted on two counts of Failure to Comply with an Emergency Order. He was sentenced to a year in prison and will be on unsupervised probation for a period of three years.
Myers is also, according to reports, already a registered sex offender.
[via Fox Baltimore]