The Pennsylvania man accused of threatening to shoot President Donald Trump is also suspected of breaking into a Kentucky home on Thursday, police said.
The person who reported the break-in, Timothy Gilliam, is Dakota Meyer’s brother, according to Kentucky State Police, which says the suspect has also made threats against Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient.
Shawn Christy, 27, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, was issued a federal warrant on June 19 after police say he made threatening posts about Trump, and he appears to have been on the run since. Law enforcement officials have been searching for Christy in central and western Kentucky.
KSP says it believes Christy may have broken into a home Thursday evening in Adair County. Surveillance videos from the break-in suggest it was Christy, police wrote in a news release.
Gilliam reported that when he returned to his home on Thursday, he found the front door had been kicked in. Police discovered that “someone had stolen food out of the refrigerator,” according to the release. A green 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a black hood was also missing from the detached garage, it said.
Meyer, Gilliam’s brother, is from Columbia, Kentucky, and was married to Bristol Palin, the daughter of 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Meyer also spoke at the inauguration of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.
The U.S. Marshal Service is continuing to search for Christy. The burglary and stolen vehicle investigations are being handled by Kentucky State Police.
Christy is believed to be armed and dangerous, according to the FBI, and has threatened to use “full lethal force on any law enforcement officer” that tries to detain him.
The federal warrant issued for Christy in June was related to a threat made against Pennsylvania’s Northampton County district attorney, according to an FBI news release.
“Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump,” Christy is accused of writing.
He also has “multiple” state arrest warrants in Pennsylvania on charges of burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case, the FBI said.
U.S. law enforcement officials said that Christy is also a suspect in a carjacking of a 2012 Toyota Tundra in West Virginia that was located this past weekend in Greensburg, Kentucky.
Christy is also believed to have abandoned a 2008 Dodge Caravan in West Virginia in late July.
He has been described as a white male with a tattoo of a cross on his upper right arm. He has short, dark blonde hair and a beard. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs roughly 160 pounds.
Federal agents are offering a cash reward up to $15,000 for any information leading to his arrest. If you have information call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED-2.
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