Allegheny Co. sheriff's K9 helps bring 3-month manhunt to an end

Allegheny Co. Sheriff's Office assists in capture of Shawn Christy

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police have arrested a fugitive wanted for threatening President Trump after a three-month manhunt.

Shawn Christy, 26, was taken into custody Friday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in in Mifflin Township, Ohio, the U.S. Marshals tell Channel 11 News.

Christy, 27, of McAdoo, was found hiding between some large rocks on a streambed and was arrested with a knife and a .380 handgun, the U.S. Marshals say.

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In early June, Christy allegedly made threats against Trump, police and a district attorney on Facebook.

In additions, Christy had warrants in Pennsylvania for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

In the ensuing weeks and months, law enforcement officials said he’s led them on a chase through several states.

“We are most pleased that this case is resolved with Mr. Christy safely in custody and headed back to Pennsylvania to face justice,” said U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio Pete Elliott. “While he may have exhibited a strong determination to avoid capture, I hope he now understands that U.S. Marshals fugitive task forces are resolute and will not stop until they get their man.”

In addition to U.S. Marshals from Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office assisted with Christy's capture. K9 Deputy Jeffrey Belback and his federally certified bloodhound, Ranger, were part of the search along with the drone team.

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