Shawn Christy is wanted by the federal government for months, and it is believed to be in possession of numerous stolen guns, the FBI says.
Pennsylvania man hunted by the federal government for allegedly threatening to “put a bullet…in the head of President Donald J. Trump” is believed to be the flight in Ohio on Monday after the authorities in an abandoned truck, he is believed to have been stolen.
The police are investigating a crash late Sunday afternoon near Mansfield, in particular, the truck on the side of the Interstate-71 was the same alleged to have been taken by Shawn Christy of a construction company in Lucerne County, Pa., about 380 kilometers to the east, Fox 56 reported.
The 27-year old McAdoo has been on the radar of U. S. Marshals, the FBI and the Secret Service after making threats against President Trump, law enforcement and public officials on Facebook in June, according to a federal arrest warrant.
“I promise you a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump,” Christy allegedly wrote in one post aimed at Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli.
Breaking: Photos taken by James Zeger Ohio search Shawn Christy will take place in the vicinity of Mansfield in OH-13. Christy died in an accident a truck that he allegedly stole from McAdoo this morning. Christy wanted for allegedly threatening President Trump and others in June. pic.twitter.com/awlnzERO85
— Andy Mehalshick (@AndyMehalshick) September 17, 2018
The FBI, which warns that Christy should be considered armed and dangerous, also says he has promised that he will use “lethal force” on a law enforcement officer trying to stop him.
State police in Lucerne County, said the GMC Sierra truck was reported stolen at 12:30 pm Sunday of the Skitco Iron Works in Hazle Township, of which Christy is believed to have stolen food, money and a shotgun.
“The federal agents are considering Christy a suspect in the vehicle theft, because Christy is believed to have burglarized the same business on Sept. 5th, and was known to still be in the immediate vicinity of” the U. S. Marshals said in a statement Sunday.
Christy is also wanted in Pennsylvania on a warrant for burglary, a probation violation and failure to appear for a case of abuse.
When he was 21, Christy was sentenced in federal court in Alaska to five years of probation after he and his father pleaded guilty to making harassing telephone calls to a law firm representing former vice-presidential candidate and governor Sarah Palin, the U. S. Marshals Service said. Officials say that the calls targeted Palin and her legal team.
The Maple Shade, New Jersey native parents told the Associated Press on Thursday, Christy sent a Facebook message to them to say: “he was delayed a bit” after he may have broken his knee during Maryland’s “getaway.” The message ends with: “Stay safe, I have a mission to complete.”
Federal government has asked for help from the public, offering a reward of $20,000 for information about Christy’s whereabouts.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.