US Marshals Are Searching For Shawn Christy
A McAdoo man wanted for threatening the president has not been found, but law enforcement officials located a vehicle he is accused of stealing near the Canadian border.
According to information from the U.S. Marshals Service, state police filed burglary charges against Shawn Christy on Tuesday for stealing a vehicle from his former employer, Hazleton Oil and Environmental in Audenried.
Christy illegally entered the business and took a black Ford F-350, the marshals service said in a news release.
The vehicle was found recently, about 100 yards from the Canadian border in Constable, New York.
Robert Clark, supervisory deputy marshal with the Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force in Philadelphia, said while it appears Christy might have fled to Canada, the vehicle might have been planted there as a diversion.
He said anyone assisting Christy will face federal prosecution.
Christy, 27, has multiple arrest warrants in Pennsylvania for burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.
A federal warrant was issued in June when he allegedly made threats against Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli. Christy posted to Facebook: “Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump.”
Christy has threatened to use “full lethal force on any law enforcement officer” who tries to detain him.
U.S. marshals, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service have been attempting to capture Christy since last month.
He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds, and has a light complexion, short, dark blond hair and a beard. He speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist, officials said. Because of the threats he has made, he is considered armed and dangerous.
Clark said all leads are being investigated as the search for Christy continues.
The Marshals Service is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest. All information will be considered confidential. Those who have information should call 877-926-8332.