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Federal agents continue hunt for Shawn Christy in Schuylkill County

TAMAQUA, Pa. - The U.S. Marshals say law enforcement is searching from Tamaqua to McAdoo, where fugitive Shawn Christy is from.

Law enforcement agents combed a wooded area off of 309 in Kline Township, likely looking for Christy.

The most recent clue to his whereabouts puts him near his hometown, McAdoo, after another vehicle he allegedly snatched was located in Rush Township this week.

The 27-year-old has been MIA for close to three months.

"If they can't catch him, this guy's got to be pretty smart," said Patricia Gallagher from McAdoo.

The feds want Christy for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill President Trump, law enforcement and other officials.

"He thinks he's a modern day Robin Hood, nah. He's a criminal and he needs to be caught," said Gallagher. 

Christly also allegedly stole several vehicles, guns and food while avoiding arrest.

Officers also believe he's made his way in and out of Canada and returned to his hometown area a few times now with stops in Kentucky, West Virginia and Maryland in between.

They say he's armed and dangerous and at least in Christy's hometown, people are a little more guarded.

"I keep everything locked. I never locked anything, I never had to lock my doors in my car. Sometimes keep a key in it, now I'm afraid of everything," said Gallagher.

Police haven't commented on whether they believe Christy has help.

"Nobody can do this by themselves. Where's he getting money, where's he getting gas?

There's a $20,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Christy is considered armed and dangerous.

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