$10K reward offered in search for man accused of threatening President Trump, Dakota Meyer

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ADAIR COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - UPDATE: 8/10/19 11:00 a.m.

The FBI says the man wanted for making threats against war hero Dakota Meyer and President Donald Trump stole a vehicle and may be in West Virginia.

Investigators say they are looking for a 2001 Jeep Cherokee they believe was stolen by Shawn Christy. A grand jury indicted Christy for threats to the President and law enforcement officers.

A pickup believed to be stolen by Christy was found in Adair County Saturday, leading investigators to search throughout the area.

The FBI is now offering a $10,000 award.

UPDATE: 8/9/19 11:30 p.m.

Kentucky State Police believe the man wanted for making threats against a Kentucky War hero and President Trump has been spotted in Adair County.

Police say Dakota Meyer's brother Timothy Gilliam arrived home Thursday night at 6:23 p.m. to a front door kicked in.

When troopers arrived on scene they discovered someone had stolen food out of the fridge and a green 2001 Grand Jeep Cherokee with a black hood out of a detached garage.

Gilliam showed police surveillance videos and it appears the suspect is Christy.

The U.S. Marshall Service continues to lead the manhunt investigation. The burglary and stolen vehicle investigations are being led by Kentucky State Police.

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Federal authorities are still searching for a man who threatened President Trump and Kentucky war hero Dakota Meyer.

Shawn Christy, a 27-year old Pennsylvania native, is wanted by the FBI after threatening the president and numerous others, including police officers.

Recently, he threatened Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer from Kentucky.

The FBI says the suspect’s pickup truck was found in the Portland community of Adair County near Meyer’s home.

Authorities say Christy stole the vehicle in West Virginia and drove it to Kentucky.

The search has been focused in Adair County after the car was found abandoned in the area.

Authorities say he may be clean shaven and appear different from before.

The search for Christy is being conducted by the Secret Service, FBI and US Marshals.





 
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