Hunt for Fugitive Shawn Christy Returns to Schuylkill County

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RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The search for wanted fugitive Shawn Christy from McAdoo has returned to Schuylkill County, where all of this started more than two months ago.

Christy is wanted for making threats against President Donald Trump and other government officials.

"Keep your houses locked at all times. There is a wanted fugitive in the surrounding area and he could be anywhere at this point. We're not aware of his location," said Trooper Anthony Petroski.

U.S. Marshals say around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, the same red pickup truck that Christy allegedly stole in Maryland, was found at a business along Tide Road in Rush Township near The Commons shopping complex.

Investigators believe Christy is once again on the run in the area.

"We're not used to two and a half month long investigations. Mr. Christy has been elusive. He's been an individual that seems to not need human contact. He can operate in the woods. He can avoid human contact, and it's been a challenge. We're not going to give up. We're not going anywhere and we're going to do everything we can to stay on his trail," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Clark.

Newswatch 16 spoke with Christy's father Craig, who says he and his wife have barely slept during their son's run from the law. They just want Shawn to peacefully turn himself in.

"We're looking to get him home safely, where he comes home. He surrenders and just a few agents come over and it's very peaceful. Take him for good medical care and take him to get arraigned in federal court," said Craig Christy. "Start resolving this situation so he can get on with his life."

The reward for Christy's arrest is now up to $20,000.


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