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Shawn Christy To Be Arraigned In Scranton On Friday

October 24, 2018 GMT

Shawn Christy will be back in Pennsylvania soon if he isn’t already.

He’s scheduled to have his first Pennsylvania federal court appearance Friday morning for threats he allegedly made on social media against President Donald Trump, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and police.

A notice announcing his initial appearance and arraignment Friday morning before U.S. Magistrate Joseph Saporito Jr. in U.S. District Court in Scranton, was filed Tuesday.

Christy faces charges for threats against the president, interstate communication for threats against law enforcement and interstate communication for threats to injure another person in the four-count indictment.

He led law enforcement on a roughly three-month manhunt which began at his home in McAdoo on June 20 and crossed six state lines. It finally ended in a ravine near a camp in Mifflin Twp., northern Ohio, on Sept. 21.

Upon his capture, he was being held in Ohio where he made his first two federal court appearances. The process to transfer him back to Pennsylvania then began with a stay at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City, which houses in-transit inmates and parole violators.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate locator showed he was still being held at the transfer facility Monday, but Tuesday it listed that he was no longer there.

The U.S. Marshals Service, which headed the manhunt, said previously they wouldn’t confirm where he was being held.

Christy, who turned 27 Saturday, is also wanted on a bench warrant from a 2017 aggravated assault case in McAdoo and a Northampton County probation violation.

He also awaits other local charges, as his flight from arrest included suspected crimes such as burglaries and vehicle thefts, according to police.

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