With presidential visit days away, hunt continues for man who threatened President Trump
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
With a presidential visit just a few days away for Charleston, law enforcement officers are hoping tips from the public will help catch a man accused of threatening to kill President Donald Trump.
The FBI and U.S. marshals are leading the hunt for Shawn Christy who was been on the run since June after posting threats against Trump and others on Facebook.
A black jeep Christy is accused of stealing was spotted on I-64 near Huntington last week. Authorities said a stolen van he was believed to be in was also found in Nitro. He has also been seen on surveillance video in Pennsylvania.
In addition to Trump, Christy also threated former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s ex son-in-law.
“He's had an ongoing social media feud with Sarah Palin and her family and he actually traveled to Dakota Meyer's residence, who is a former son-in-law of Palin. So, he is showing to follow up on some of these threats that he made.,” U.S. Marshal Mike Baylous said.
Christy threated to shoot Trump in the head.
Marshals said if you see Christy or the vehicle he’s believed to be driving, call 911. He’s considered to be armed and dangerous.
A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Christy’s arrest.