- Dec 3, 2017
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A Charles County man was convicted Friday of violating a Maryland coronavirus emergency order and sentenced to a year in jail, the county prosecutor’s office said.
Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was arrested March 27 after refusing to disband a gathering of about 50 people around a bonfire at his Hughesville, Md., home, according to the county sheriff’s office. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) had issued an order prohibiting large gatherings.
After a bench trial, Myers on Friday was convicted of failing to comply with Hogan’s emergency order, the county’s state’s attorney, Tony Covington, said in a statement.
Online court records indicate that Myers filed notice of appeal to Circuit Court. He was tried in the county’s district court.
He was throwing a 'Let's get us all infected' party.