Van allegedly stolen by Shawn Christy found in West Virginia

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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NITRO, WEST VIRGINIA — A van allegedly stolen by fugitive Shawn Christy from a Butler Township bus company was recovered abandoned Thursday about 450 miles away near Nitro, West Virginia, according to the FBI in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh bureau, which covers West Virginia, announced the discovery of the Dodge Grand Caravan on Twitter.

Christy, 26, is wanted on allegations he threatened President Donald J. Trump, a district attorney and law enforcement in Facebook posts between June 3 and June 12, according to a federal grand jury indictment.

Christy, of McAdoo, has been on the run for more than a month.

Federal authorities Wednesday released information that a man who resembles Christy was recorded on surveillance cameras outside Rohrer Bus along Route 309 in Drums sometime late Sunday or early Monday.

They believe the man stole a silver/gray 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan used to transport children to school.

The theft was not reported until 9 a.m. Wednesday because the bus company has many vehicles and did not realize one van was missing, according to Robert Clark, supervisor deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

The bus company is in the same area where Christy allegedly burglarized a relative’s house on Klingers Road last week, stealing three handguns.

Christy is considered armed and dangerous. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to Christy’s arrest. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering an additional $5,000 reward.

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By Ed Lewis

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