Maryland man arrested for having 60 people over for bonfire at his home

Shawn Marshall Myers
Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:13:14-04

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — A Charles County man has been denied bail after allegedly violating Governor Larry Hogan's executive order, and having 60 people over for a bonfire at his home.

Shawn Marshall Myers, 41, was arrested Friday night after officers found about 60 people hanging out around a bonfire at his home in Hughesville, the Charles County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office said it was the second time Myers had hosted a large gathering since Gov. Larry Hogan's emergency order banning gatherings of more than 10 people went into effect. Deputies responded to his house on March 22 after receiving another complaint about a party there.

Myers had agreed to disperse the crowd on March 22, but deputies say he refused to do so when they responded to the party on Friday.

After authorities consulted with the state's attorney's office, Myers was charged with violating Hogan's order.

The sheriff's office urged the public to comply with the order "for the safety, health and well-being of all communities."