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Pennsylvania fugitive Shawn Christy indicted on firearms charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A Pennsylvania man who was a fugitive was indicted on federal firearms charges.

Shawn Christy, 27, of Macadoo, Pennsylvania, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a fugitive from justice.

Christy had become a fugitive from justice fleeing from charges out of the Middle District of Pennsylvania for threats against the President and interstate communication of threats. Christy was located in Ohio after an extensive manhunt. Christy was found to be in possession of a firearm and ammunition when he was arrested on Sept. 21, 2018.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Riley following an investigation by the FBI and ATF.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated November 13, 2018

Firearms Offenses