Update: Fugitive wanted for threatening to kill President spotted by Pennsylvania police

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ADAIR CO., Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Update 8/24/18

Pennsylvania State Police said a trooper saw Shawn Christy claiming to be homeless and looking for food, but he escaped arrest.

There is still a $20,000 reward offered for information leading to his arrest.

Update 8/21/18

Officials are now looking for the vehicle Shawn Christy was last seen driving.

They are looking for a red G.M.C. 1500 Sierra pickup.

The truck has a ladder rack and a damaged truck bed. The truck has a Pennsylvania plate.

A reward in the case is now up to $20,000.

Update

Kentucky State Police say they believe the man wanted for making threats against President Trump and a Kentucky war hero has been spotted in Adair County.

Officials said people who live in the county are on edge, some of them even carrying guns for protection.

"I thought he's sticking around and he's going to get Dakota, he has to know he can't get to the President," said Jeremy Austin, who lives in Adair County.

Police say Dakota Meyer's brother Timothy Gilliam arrived home Thursday night to a front door kicked in.

When troopers arrived on scene they discovered someone had stolen food out of the fridge and a green 2001 Grand Jeep Cherokee with a black hood out of a detached garage.

"How he gained entry is he took a sledgehammer and broke out a back window. All he took was food and a Jeep," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Nick Hale.

The Jeep has a Kentucky plate of 095WYT and was equipped for mail delivery with the steering wheel on the right passenger side. It was last seen around 2 p.m. Thursday on I64-E in Huntington, West Virginia.

Gilliam showed police surveillance videos. It appears the suspect is Christy.

"I've had people call me al week long, thinking it is him. They are sending me pictures of shotguns in their passenger seats in case they come in contact with him," said KSP Trooper Nick Hale.

The U.S. Marshal Service continues to lead the investigation.

The burglary and stolen vehicle investigations are being led by Kentucky State Police.

Federal authorities warn Christy may have several stolen handguns. If you see him, contact the FBI at 215-418-4000.

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U.S. Marshals, FBI and U.S. Secret Service are searching for a man wanted for threatening President Trump, other elected officials and a war hero from Kentucky.

Federal agents are asking for the public's help to find Shawn Richard Christy, 27, from McAdoo, Pennsylvania.

Christy has state arrest warrants for burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case. June 19, a federal warrant was issued for Facebook threats to the Northampton County district attorney and the President.

Agents say Christy's Facebook post said: "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 also allegedly threated to us "full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me." Congressman Jamie Comer says he's received threats also and says simply town hall meetings can get hostile.

Last week, he threatened Kentuckian and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

Agents believe Christy abandoned a stolen 2008 Dodge Caravan in Nitro, West Virginia on Tuesday, July 31st. They also believe Christy then stole a 2012 Toyota Tundra in Poca, West Virginia.

The stolen Toyota was found Saturday night in the Portland community of Adair County, near a home Meyer owns.

Authorities say they believe the threats are legitimate, since Christy may have driven all the way to Kentucky.

"It's sad when someone goes to that extent trying to cause harm to someone. We pray they will find the perpetrator and bring them to justice," said Rick Wilson, who lives in Adair County.

Christy stands at 5'10" and weighs about 160 pounds. He has a light complexion, short blonde hair and a beard. He also has a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm. He speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist. Authorities say Christy may be clean shaven or look different from the photos they provided.

Federal agents consider Christy dangerous and say he may have a weapon. Do not try to arrest him yourself.

A cash award of up to $15,000 is offered to anyone with information leading to Christy's arrest. Any tips will be confidential. If you have information, call the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-926-8332 or the FBI at 215-418-4000.






 
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