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Fugitive Who Made Threats Against President Spotted In Cumberland

August 20th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Updated 12:06 PM: 
 

The Allegany County Sheriff's Office in Maryland was called around 7 p.m. Sunday of a suspicious person sleeping in a vehicle on Winters Lane in the Potomac Industrial Park, Cumberland, Maryland. Deputies responded to that location.

The man fled after being spotted towards the Potomac River and has been positively identified as Shawn Richard Christy, 27, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania.

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office along with the Maryland State Police, U.S. Marshal Service, Cumberland Police, Allegany County Emergency Services, Maryland State Police State Team, Trooper 5, as well as allied agencies from West Virginia conducted an extensive search of the Bowling Green area.  Communications was conducted by the Allegany County 911 Center.

During the search it was found that a Red 1997 GMC Sierra pickup truck with Pennsylvania license plate ZGL-2845 was stolen from the Cumberland Pipe and Steel building in the Potomac Industrial Park. This is the area that Christy had been spotted, and he is considered a suspect in the theft.

Christy is wanted on multiple warrants in Pennsylvania, including burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

Christy is five foot ten, weighs approximately 160 pounds, is a white male with a light complexion, a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm, short dark blonde hair and a full beard. He also speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist.

Federal authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to Christy's arrest.

Original Story:

Fugitive Shawn Richard Christy, 27, McAdoo, Pa who is wanted by the FBI for making threats against numerous officials including President Trump has been spotted in the Cumberland area. Allegany County Sheriff deputies responded to a call of a suspicious individual sleeping in a vehicle on Winters Lane in Cumberland Sunday evening around 7 PM. After being spotted Christy fled the scene and was not found by deputies.

A 1997 GMC Sierra pickup truck with a Pennsylvania license plate ZGL-2845 was reported stolen early on Monday in the vicinity of where Christy was spotted and is considered to be connected.

Christy is five foot ten and weighs approximately 160 pounds, is a white male with a light complexion, a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm, short dark blonde hair and a full beard. He speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist.

Numerous authories have responded to the sighting including the U.S. Marshals, who say he is to be considered armed and dangerous and is believed to have several guns in his possession.

The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

WCBC News will have more information as it becomes available…

 

2 Responses to “Fugitive Who Made Threats Against President Spotted In Cumberland”

  1. August 20, 2018 at 6:18 pm, Greg said:

    I just got home from and I believe he was at sheets this morning, after swing this picture n the way he was looking at me with his head n looking at him from the top of his eyes

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  2. August 20, 2018 at 6:21 pm, Greg said:

    I just got home from and I believe he was at sheets this morning, after swing this picture n the way he was looking at me with his head n looking at him from the top of his eyes not sure if this went thru or not but anyway that’s all I have

    Reply

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