HAZLETON, Pa. – The federal authorities suspect that a man accused of having threatened the President, Donald Trump and other officials have stolen a truck the night of the same northeast Pennsylvania in the case in which he is believed to have burglarized earlier this month.
U. S. Marshals, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service have been searching for a 27-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo for more than two months, saying, he has threatened the use of the “full lethal force on a law enforcement officer that tries to keep me.”
State police in Lucerne County, said the 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.
A federal warrant was issued on 19 June for Christy in relation to Facebook threats against Northampton County district attorney, alleging that he wrote, “I promise you a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump.”
Christy is also wanted in Pennsylvania on a warrant for burglary, a probation violation and failure to appear for a case of abuse.
The Maple Shade, New Jersey country of birth of the parents said Thursday that 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 up to $20,000, but warn that Christy should be considered armed and dangerous.