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Maryland man defies coronavirus emergency order, hosts bonfire with 60 people

Published on March 30, 2020 12:32 PM
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Maryland man defies coronavirus emergency order, hosts bonfire with 60 people, police say.

Deputies first responded to a complaint of a large gathering at Myersâ?? home in Hughesville on March 22. Myers was advised about the governorâ??s order and agreed to break up the crowd.

Myers was charged with violating the governor's emergency order regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. (Charles County Sheriff�s Office)

Deputies responded to Myersâ?? home a second time shortly before 11 p.m. Friday and saw about 60 people at a bonfire, the sheriffâ??s office said. Myers refused to comply multiple times and was charged with violating the COVID-19 emergency order.

Hogan last week told citizens that state and local law enforcement will take â??aggressive actionsâ?쳌 to break up large gatherings.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, chair of the National Governors Association, joins Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday.'

Maryland had 1,239 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 deaths as of Sunday, according to the state health department.

Myers' criminal history includes a conviction for carnal knowledge/indecent liberties in Virginia in 2001, according to Marylandâ??s sex offender registry.