This is outrageous and should scare the you-know-what out of every law abiding citizen in Maryland… he threw two outdoor parties in defiance of arbitrary and unconstitutional ‘emergency orders,’ and has been sentenced to a year in prison while violent felons walk free?
In Maryland, as felons are released from prisons under the guise of ‘health’ safety, a man who threw two outdoor parties has been sentenced to a year in jail for breaking the COVID ‘emergency orders.’
He should have called them “protests.”
A Maryland man has been sentenced to a year behind bars after being found guilty of multiple counts of failure to comply with an emergency order.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office says 42-year-old Shawn Marshall Myers hosted a gathering of between 50 and 60 people on March 22 at his Hughesville home, in violation of Gov. Larry Hogan’s prohibition on large gatherings of people that was in effect at the time.
“Myers was argumentative with officers but eventually agreed to disband his party,” according to the county State’s Attorney.
Less than a week later, though, on March 27, officers responded to his home again for another report of a party exceeding 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.”
This time, he was arrested.
On Friday, after a bench trial before District Court Judge W. Louis Hennessy, Myers was convicted of two counts of Failure to Comply with an Emergency Order and sentenced to a year of active incarceration to be served at the Charles County Detention Center. Upon release, Myers will be on unsupervised probation for a period of three years.