Christy To Return To Pennsylvania

October 2, 2018

AKRON — Shawn Christy made his second federal court appearance in Ohio on Monday afternoon.

He agreed to return to Pennsylvania, where he will face the charges against him.

Christy, who was apprehended Sept. 21 after a 95-day manhunt that crossed six state lines, was charged this summer with threatening President Donald Trump and others on social media and is wanted for failure to appear in Schuylkill County Court for another case.

The 26-year-old McAdoo man was faced with two procedural hearings Monday. His court-appointed attorney, Lawrence J. Whitney, Akron, Ohio, said Christy waived his right to both a detention hearing and an identity hearing, which means he did not argue against being transferred to Pennsylvania, nor did he argue that he is the person named in the indictment as he is entitled to by law.

It’s unclear when he will be returned to Pennsylvania to appear in federal court, where he has the right to another hearing to argue for his release.

He remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


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