Authorities have captured the man accused of making threats against President Donald Trump & local Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer of Adair County, KY. The arrest was made on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
The U.S. Marshals had been searching for 26-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, in Northeast Ohio since Sunday, September 16, 2018. That's when Christy crashed a stolen car on Interstate 71 in Mansfield then took off running.
During a press conference, authorities said they zeroed in on a location Friday where they thought he might be hiding near Crider Road. A K-9 picked up on his scent and "took him down." He was taken into custody at approx. 4:30 p.m Friday after he eventually surrendered. Authorities said Christy had a firearm on him. He will face further charges on that. Christy was taken to the Richland County Jail. Christy spent about a week in Adair County last month.
A warrant was issued for Shawn Christy's arrest on June 19, 2018. According to the FBI, Christy threatened to harm a police chief, law enforcement officers, a district attorney, Pres. Trump & Dakota Meyer. He posted on Facebook that he was going to shoot the President in the head and planned on using lethal force on any officers who tried to stop him, the FBI said.