$20,000 Reward Offered For Fugitive Accused Of Threatening Trump

Posted at 1:59 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 13:59:07-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP/LEX 18) — Federal authorities have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials.

Twenty-seven-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo is also wanted in Pennsylvania on arrest warrants for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

Officials say Christy has threatened to use "full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me." A federal warrant was issued June 19 for Christy in relation to Facebook threats against Northampton County’s district attorney.

The U.S. Marshals service, the FBI, and the U.S. Secret Service are asking for help for the public but warn that Christy should be considered armed and dangerous.

Earlier this month, police in Kentucky accused Christy of breaking into the home of Kentucky Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

They say he allegedly broke into Meyer’s brother’s home as well.

Kentucky State Police believe Christy broke into Meyer’s home in Adair County around 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 9.

Police say they believe he broke into the home of Meyer’s brother, whose name is Timothy Gilliam, later that night.

Police believe Christy stole Gilliam’s green 2001 Jeep Cherokee, with license plate number 095-WYT.