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Maryland man sentenced to a year in jail after breaking COVID rules by hosting two parties

Andrew Trunsky on September 26, 2020

A Maryland man will serve a year in prison after hosting two large house parties that violated the state’s coronavirus restrictions, according to the Charles County State Attorney’s Office.

Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was convicted of two counts of failure to comply with an emergency order, according to the state attorney’s statement. His sentence was delivered by District Court Judge W. Louis Hennessy, The Hill reported.

In addition to his yearlong sentence, Myers will serve three years of unsupervised probation, according to the statement.

Officers claimed that the first party, which Myers hosted on March 22, had approximately 50 people. He eventually agreed to end the party after initially arguing with officers, according to The Hill.

The second event, hosted five days later, exceeded 50 people, and resulted in officers being called to the home. Police described Myers as “argumentative” and said he claimed that “he and his guests had a right to congregate,” resulting in his arrest, The Hill reported.

Both events were in violation of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s state of emergency orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, which prohibited gatherings over more than 10 people.

The sentencing comes as Maryland has recorded over 122,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 4,000 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University database.

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  1. MikefromTexas September 26, 2020

    He gets a year and they are letting killers out of jail.. Go figure.

  2. Saltnlight September 26, 2020

    they had to make room for American’s freedom lovers.

  3. JohnR September 26, 2020

    Did any of the party attendees test positive for Covid 19?

  4. Pollky September 26, 2020

    Antif a and BL M are roaming the streets destroying property ,murdering,looting etc and they run loose

  5. A. D. Roberts September 27, 2020

    House party?????
    So what is this really. I am betting that it is a way to make money by having a party where they have to pay to get in. i can’t imagine a guy who looks like him having that many FRIENDS. bU I DO WISH HEHAD BEEN ABLE to have all the parties he wants to. Just to defy the tyranical government declaring that he couldn’t.

  6. A. D. Roberts September 27, 2020

    This is what you get with DEmocrats and RINOs in charge.

  7. Carl T Smith September 27, 2020

    Having an R after your name doesn’t exempt you from being Stupid. PROGRESSIVE CAREER MORONS come in all stripes.

  8. Linda Morgan September 28, 2020

    Doesn’t make any sense does it. They are letting convicted prisoners out of jail because of the virus and yet they are going to convict this man for hosting parties. Granted, there was a law, but other than this the man is law abiding. Unless there is something we are not aware of, this is ridiculous.

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