Maryland man sentenced to prison for throwing parties against COVID-19 orders

He’s serving hard time for hard partying.

A Maryland man was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for hosting two parties in defiance of the state’s coronavirus orders barring large gatherings, a local Fox affiliate reported.

Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, had 50 to 60 people over in his Hughesville home for the first bash he threw on March 22, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

When officers arrived to shut down the soiree, Myers was “argumentative…but eventually agreed to disband his party,” the county State’s Attorney alleged.

But he went right back to raging, throwing another party with more than 50 people less than a week later on March 27, the station reported.

“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 said, according to the station. “Beyond being argumentative, Myers directed his guests to stay in defiance of [Gov. Larry Hogan’s] orders and the officers’ lawful orders to disband the party.”

Myers will serve a 12-month sentence after he was was convicted on two counts for failing to comply with the governor’s emergency order.

He will also be placed on unsupervised probation for three years ager his release.

New York Post

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