Dog The Bounty Hunter Joins Christy Manhunt
A dog hopes to pick up the scent of fugitive Shawn Christy.
Bounty hunter and television personality Duane “Dog” Chapman is searching for McAdoo resident Shawn Christy, the Mansfield News Journal reported Wednesday.
Chapman, known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” was reportedly retained by a friend of the Christy family and told the News Journal he’s hopeful he can talk with the fugitive and get him to surrender.
The bounty hunter reportedly delivered messages to Christy.
Chapman is expected to arrive in Mansfield, Ohio, on Sept. 27 and host a town hall meeting one day later.
Christy has eluded federal, state and local law enforcement in a search that has spanned a half-dozen states and extended for nearly three months.
The search began June 19 when the U.S. Marshals Service said a warrant was issued for Christy by U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre.
He’s wanted for allegedly threatening the Northampton County district attorney, law enforcement and President Donald Trump.
The search continued in Ohio on Sunday as law enforcement recovered a vehicle that they believe Christy crashed along Interstate 71 in the Mansfield area.
Mansfield area schools closed Monday and Tuesday as law enforcement continued the search.
The U.S. Marshals, FBI and U.S. Secret Service are searching for Christy. A $20,000 cash reward remains for information leading to his arrest. Information will be considered confidential.
U.S. Marshals are reminding anyone who sees Christy to call authorities immediately.
Christy has a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm, short dark blond hair and a beard. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. Christy speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist.
Law enforcement say he should be considered armed and dangerous.