Fugitive Believed To Be Armed And Dangerous - Supporters Say Christy Is Victim Of Sexting, Obstruction, Stalking
Shawn Christy is wanted for allegedly threatening to harm and/or kill a police chief, other law enforcement officers, a district attorney, and President Donald J. Trump. Christy allegedly posted the threats on Facebook between June 3 and 12, 2018, saying that he was going to shoot President Trump in the head, and was going to use “lethal force” on any law enforcement officer attempting to detain him.
Christy is reported to have allegedly broken into his former employer Hazleton Oil, stolen a vehicle which was found near the Canadian border, stolen a second vehicle, and broken into the Scranton School for the Deaf
At approximately 5:14pm Wednesday, Butler Township Police were dispatched to a residence along Klingers Road for a report of a break in to the home. The resident stated that someone was in their house after finding food on the stove and empty soup cans in the garbage.
The resident was a relative of Shawn Christy. Due to the circumstances, multiple Butler Township Police officers responded to the residence. Three handguns were in the home, not locked up.
Additional units from Sugarloaf and PSP responded before US Marshals responded to the scene. For hours afterwards Police searched wooded areas along St. John’s Road in Butler Township.
Occasionally Police and Marshals would find tracks along the Nescopeck Creek during the search. Residents in the area were told to lock their doors and vehicles.
Yesterday multiple helicopters were spotted in the Drums area while Police and Marshals searched an apartment building and wooded areas throughout Drums.
Christy has posted on social media many times about being skilled in the outdoors with images of his camps being found by family members during the hunt.
Christy’s supporters state that the threats were made out of anger after they state Sarah Palin sexted Christy when he was 17 years old, among other incidents including former McAdoo Mayor Stephan Holly attacking Christy, deleted surveillance footage of the attack, photoshoped images, and stalking by Marshals before the manhunt began among other things.
Christy is believed to be in the Hazleton area and is now known to be armed and dangerous. Authorities urge the public to report anything suspicious. Christy’s Family urges him to surrender peacefully.