A Maryland man has been arrested for throwing a party at his house, violating social distancing rules.
Shawn Marshall Myers, 41, was arrested Friday night after police found 60 people at his home around a bonfire, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has an emergency order in place banning gatherings of more than ten people to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Authorities say this isn’t the first time Myers has hosted a large group of people at his home since the orders went into effect.
Just a week ago, on March 22, police responded to a complaint about a party at his house, and Myers cleared everyone out.
But this time, he refused to disperse the crowd and will now be social distancing behind bars.
The sheriff’s office is urging the public to abide by social distancing orders “for the safety, health, and well-being of all communities.”