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Christy Still Awaiting Transfer To Pa.

October 11, 2018

Christy Still Awaiting Transfer To Pa.

Shawn Christy is still awaiting transfer back to Pennsylvania to answer federal charges against him.

He led law enforcement on a roughly three-month manhunt which began at his home in McAdoo on June 20 and crossed six state lines before ending in a ravine near a camp in Mifflin Twp., northern Ohio.

Contrary to another published report, the 26-year-old McAdoo man accused of making social media threats against President Donald Trump, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and police remains at The Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City.

That information was confirmed through the federal inmate locator and his father, Craig Christy, who said he spoke with his son by phone Wednesday morning.

Shawn Christy was sent to the Oklahoma prison upon his release from Ohio, where he was apprehended Sept. 21. It’s unclear when his transfer back to Pennsylvania will occur.

According to the Department of Justice, FTC Oklahoma houses in-transit inmates and parole violators. It is located near Will Rogers World Airport, about 1,360 miles southwest of his hometown in McAdoo and about 1,000 miles southwest of Akron, Ohio, where he last appeared in federal court.

Christy faces a four-count indictment for charges of threats against the president, interstate communication for threats against law enforcement and two counts interstate communication for threats to injure another person.

In addition to the indictment, he was also wanted on a bench warrant from a 2017 aggravated assault case in McAdoo and a Northampton County probation violation. He also awaits other local charges, as his flight from arrest included suspected crimes such as burglaries and vehicle thefts, according to police.

— AMANDA CHRISTMAN

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