Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Nick Hale told WKYT on Facebook live this morning that a vehicle stolen at Dakota Meyer’s residence in Adair County yesterday was spotted by a plate reader (used at toll booths) in West Virginia yesterday evening.
KSP reported last night that Meyer’s brother, Timothy Gilliam, arrived home around 6:23 p.m. to find that the house had been entered. Hale said entry came from a broken window at the back of the house.
Local police and Kentucky State Police were called and cleared the home. They discovered that someone had stolen food from a refrigerator and taken a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a black hood from a detached garage. Gilliam showed troopers surveillance videos and it appears that the suspect is Shawn Christy who recently has made threats to President Trump and Dakota Meyer.
Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient, has been in the sights of Shawn Richard Christy, 27, of Pennsylvania, who was believed to be in the area earlier this week. They believe Christy stole a vehicle that was found Saturday night not far from Meyer’s residence near the Adair/Green county line.
Christy has threatened to kill President Trump and others, and also said he would kill any law enforcement that got in his way.
Federal agents have been in the area since the weekend. Local residents say they spotted agents with identification from the FBI, U.S. Marshals and Department of Homeland Security.
On Monday, U.S. Marshals used the Clay Ridge Cafe on Greensburg Road as a base as they searched in that area.
Ken Goodwin, owner of the cafe, said agents were there throughout the day and used a grassy area next to the store to land a helicopter.
The FBI issued a press release about Christy on Sunday. The release stated that a pickup truck stolen last Thursday in Poca, W.Va. was found in Greensburg. Sources have told the Voice the vehicle was actually located by a rural road near the Adair/Green County line not far from Meyer’s home.
The press release from the FBI states that Christy is a suspect in stealing the vehicle found near Meyer’s residence because Christy is believed to have abandoned a stolen van in Nitro, W.Va. on July 31.
A federal warrant was issued June 19 for Christy in relation to Facebook threats to the Northampton County district attorney, stating, “Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump.”
The U.S. Marshals have been attempting to capture Christy, who is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds, is a white male with a light complexion, has a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm, short dark blonde hair and a beard. Christy also speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist. Christy is from McAdoo, Penn.
Federal Agents are offering a cash reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the direct arrest of Christy. Any information will be considered confidential.
Persons having information should contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-Wanted-2 (1-877-926-8332) or the FBI at 215-418-4000.
Christy should be considered armed and dangerous. Individuals should not attempt to arrest Christy themselves.
The U.S. Marshal Service continues to lead the manhunt investigation. The burglary and stolen vehicle investigations are being led by Trooper Chase Willis.