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Search for Christy continues in Ohio

Schools were closed in northern Ohio while U.S. Marshals and local police searched for Schuylkill County fugitive Shawn Christy.

A truck believed to be stolen from Skitco Iron Works was found abandoned along an Ohio interstate Sunday night.

Police believe it was Christy driving the truck that was involved in the crash on Interstate 71 near Columbus, Ohio.

Christy is charged with threatening President Donald Trump and Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli. He is also being charged with break-ins and robberies, including one at Skipper Dipper’s in Rush Township.

Law enforcement say that he is still armed and dangerous. Christy, a McAdoo native, has allegedly stolen several firearms during the manhunt, and not all of them are accounted for, Clark said.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of Christy.

Christy is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, Secret Service and numerous local authorities for threatening the president and other local officials, burglary and probation violation.

In Pennsylvania, his father, Craig, posted a message on Facebook, “If you see this and want to surrender, contact Mansfield City Police Chief Ken Coontz. Call 911. He is a good man and understands the situation. Do not trust the US Marshals. Love, Mom and Dad.”

Christy, 27, is a white man, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches and weighing 150 pounds.

Police advise residents in the Mansfield area should use caution. Homes and cars should remain locked. If you see Christy, call the authorities immediately.

Federal agents are offering a cash award of up to $20,000 for information leading to the direct arrest of Christy.