Authorities Are Searching for a Man Who Threatened to Shoot President Trump
PENNSYLVANIA — August 21, 2018
The authorities suspect a 27-year-old man from McAdoo, Pennsylvania, named Shawn Richard Christy. He was last seen in Cumberland, Maryland on Sunday night, driving a stolen vehicle.
The man stole a green Jeep Grand Cherokee 2001 with a black hood from the residence of Timothy Gilliam. Gilliam is the brother of Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient and former husband of Bristol Palin, according to the Kentucky State Police.
He is about 5 feet 10 inches and weighs about 160 pounds, according to a flyer released by the FBI. He has short dark blond hair, a large tattoo on his right upper arm of a "pointed cross and barbed wire," and speaks with a distinct lisp.
According to the US Marshals Service, authorities are offering $20,000 for information leading to Christy's arrest. Christy is wanted in relation to a June 19 federal warrant, having been accused of posting threats on Facebook against the President and Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli.
Christy posted, "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 is wanted in connection to several Pennsylvania state warrants for "burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case," according to the marshals, Christy allegedly threatened to use "full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me."
Christy was convicted in 2012 of harassing the lawyers of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Officials ask anyone with information regarding Christy's whereabouts call the US Marshals. The FBI and US Secret Service are also seeking the public's assistance in locating Christy, who is armed and dangerous and should not be approached.