COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The U.S. Marshals Service says a McAdoo, Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump, Adair County native Dakota Meyer and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio.
They say 27 year old Shawn Richard Christy was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Friday, September 21st, in Mifflin Township, near Columbus, by marshals and task force members from Ohio and Pennsylvania.
A federal warrant was issued for Christy June 19 in connection to Facebook posts threatening to shoot Trump and a district attorney in Pennsylvania. Officials say he also threatened Meyer and a police chief.
Pennsylvania warrants issued for Christy allege burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.
Authorities say Christy stole a truck Sunday from the area of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, and fled after abandoning it Sunday on Interstate 71 in the Mansfield area, about 65 miles (104 kilometers) north of Columbus.