Charles Co. Man Charged with Failure to Comply with Emergency Order Related to COVID-19

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On March 27 at 10:53 p.m., officers responded to the 15000 block of Lukes Lane in Hughesville for the report of a large group of people at a single location in violation of Governor Hogan’s emergency order which prohibits planned gatherings of more than 10 people in response to the COVID-19 emergency. When officers arrived, they observed approximately 60 people at a bonfire. This is the second time officers have responded to this house for a large gathering: On March 22, officers were dispatched to the house for a similar complaint. At that time, the homeowner, Shawn Marshall Myers, 41, was advised of the emergency order and he agreed to disperse the crowd. During the second incident, Myers refused multiple requests to comply with the emergency order. After conferring with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office, Myers was subsequently charged with violating the Governor’s order. The CCSO is reminding citizens of the emergency order and urging everyone to comply for the safety, health and well-being of all communities.


Shawn M. Myers

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Saw this posted by a forumite on FB and while I agree that I think the gov is full of chit and the 10 or more gatherings rule is unconstitutional and a bit of a socialist bent. IMO this whole thing is overblown, but I have to admit it's quite possible I could be wrong so whats wrong with taking a little precaution for the time being. Someone posted about the property owners and the individuals that attended rights being violated, while all I see is that 60 individuals didn't give a chit about precaution. What if there was someone contagious there?? It's possible you could have 60 non-caring folks on the streets passing the virus on.

Trying times..
...while all I see is that 60 individuals didn't give a chit about precaution. What if there was someone contagious there?? It's possible you could have 60 non-caring folks on the streets passing the virus on.
Agree. Just like all the spring breakers on the beach. Suck it up, wait it out, and party hardy afterwards.


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Maybe the blue hair and numerous inebriates consumed combated the Wuhan. It certainly has shock value...


He was involved in the Chris Mader murder. The Bartender from Waldorf Bennigans.

Also a sex offender. 😕


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