Authorities believe fugitive Christy may have burglarized home near Weatherly

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]
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WEATHERLY — Authorities believe fugitive Shawn Christy broke into a home at the Carbon/Schuylkill County border a few miles from Weatherly on Thursday night.

Christy, 26, still managed to evade law enforcement, however, prolonging a two-month manhunt that began after the McAdoo man allegedly threatened President Trump, a district attorney and law enforcement in Facebook posts in June.

According to a State Police press release:

Troopers responded to Ben Titus Road, in the area of Still Creek Tavern, for a reported burglary at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday.

When the victim confronted the burglar, he claimed to be homeless and was in search of food. The suspect then fled the residence toward a wooded area.

When speaking to police, the victim said he believed the suspect was Christy.

Troopers and other law enforcement agencies extensively searched the area, but the wanted man again escaped capture.

In the last month or so, Christy has led law enforcement on a chase from Drums, where he allegedly broke into a relative’s home and took handguns; to West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, and now back to this area.

Earlier this summer, Christy allegedly stole a truck from his former employer, Hazleton Oil, then ditched the vehicle near the Canadian border.

The man believed to be Christy who was spotted Thursday was wearing blue jeans, a olive drab “military style” T-shirt and a red baseball hat with a thick bushy beard.

Christy is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who may see him should not approach him and should contact 9-1-1 immediately.

“Do not delay in calling,” the release notes.

The award for helping with Christy’s capture was recently increased to $20,000.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to call 1-877-WANTED-2 or 1-877-926-8332.

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By Dan Stokes

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Reach Dan Stokes at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @ByDanStokes

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