On the Run: Is Shawn Christy Heading Home?

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GREENSBURG, Ky. -- Shawn Christy is one of the most wanted men in America and he may be headed back home to Schuylkill County.

The man from McAdoo is wanted for making threats against the Northumberland County District Attorney and President Trump.

In the past, he has been locked up for stalking then-Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

Shawn Christy pleaded guilty in 2011 to a charge of making harassing phone calls. The plea agreement calls for a sentence of five years probation. He was also barred from communicating with anyone in Alaska other than his lawyer and various court officials. Additionally, he was not supposed to go on-line without approval from his probation officer.

In the plea agreement, Christy admitted making harassing phone calls to a law firm in Alaska that represents Sarah Palin. At the time, Palin had already been granted a protective order against Christy.

Officials have been searching for Christy since June.

"He feels law enforcement has been leaning on him because Sarah Palin is Donald Trump's best friend," his father Craig Christy said, back in June.

Now, federal officials say Christy has struck again. He is accused of stealing a dark green Jeep from Greensburg, Kentucky recently.

It had U.S. Postal Service magnets on the side.

Federal agents tell Newswatch 16 they are prepared for the possibility Christy may be heading home to Schuylkill County.

After all, they say, he's done it before. After posting threats online, officials say Christy took off.

Agents say he hung around the Schuylkill County area, stealing a truck from his former employer, and taking it to the New York/Canadian border.

From there, they say he stole another truck, abandoned it near Clarks Summit, broke into the Scranton School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children to steal food.

Christy is also suspected of breaking into a relatives home in Luzerne County to steal guns, then stealing a school van.

That vehicle was found in West Virginia.

Christy was caught on camera breaking into a home in Kentucky, belonging to Sarah Palin's former son-in-law.

It was in Kentucky that the FBI says he stole this latest truck.

"We're not going to stop until we bring him into custody," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Clark back in July.

Federal agents say Shawn Christy has stolen weapons during his crime spree and should be considered armed and dangerous.


  • Fredric Underhill

    This guy is going to make David Janson/Richard Kimble in THE FUGITIVE look tame. Is Dectective Girard still on the job?

    All in all, Christy is very good. He is doing almost everything right to evade capture. A can of oil and a rag would him a lot. Unfortunately I’m counting about 36-40 years for stolen vehicles alone. The Jeep was a likely contractor hence no tracking.

    My guess is Christy is headed south toward Florida or Texas where jobs are plentiful.

    I’m back to reruns now.

  • navybluesweatpants

    I’m pretty sure he’ll stop in Pottsville for a cheese sammie. He’s a skook and youth football is about to start again, so it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know he’s coming back to skookle County to watch kids play ball. Ball is life in da Skook. Now, deciphering this roamer from the other odd awkward folks drooling over those tight football uniforms may prove to be difficult as everyone will be wearing fire company apparel, sporting mullets, or rooching at their parts through tight sweatpants. Quite the pickle these officials will be in once they cross county lines and see their first roamer. This time of year, steam heat is coming off the roamers parts.

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