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Tense Hearing For Man Accused In Threats Against Trump, Dakota Meyer

Posted at 7:42 AM, Oct 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-27 07:57:43-04

SCRANTON, Penn. (WBRE/LEX 18) — The man who sparked a three-month manhunt after allegedly making threats against President Donald Trump and Kentucky Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer was back in court Friday.

The hearing in a Pennsylvania federal courthouse for Shawn Christy was tense and ended chaotically.

While attorneys argued about bail, the judge admonished Christy for interrupting the proceedings.

Then, after the hearing concluded, Christy began shouting obscenities and demanding that the media get video he claimed would prove his innocence.

Before his arrest last month, Christy had been on the run since June.

During that time, authorities say Christy broke into the Adair County homes of Meyer and his brother, where he is accused of stealing a Jeep.

Christy remains held without bail.

He is expected to go on trial next year.