Shawn Christy manhunt

Law enforcement arrest Shawn Christy (in the middle) in 2018 after a five-day search in Richland County.

Shawn Christy, the national fugitive apprehended in Richland County in September 2018 after a three-month chase, has been convicted on 12 federal charges, according to a published report.

The Allentown Morning Call reported Tuesday that a federal jury in Scranton, Penn., deliberated for about five hours in U.S. District Court before finding Christy, 26, guilty of making threats against President Donald Trump and Northampton County (Penn.) District Attorney John Morganelli.

Shawn Christy

Shawn Christy

The Pennsylvania man was apprehended after a collaborative search by U.S. Marshals, state and local law enforcement officials.

Sentencing is tentatively scheduled in February.

Christy was found hiding in a Madison Township ravine, after an intense five-day manhunt across Richland County, and a three-month chase across the northeastern part of the United States and Canada.

Upon fleeing Pennsylvania, Christy led various law enforcement agencies through New York, Canada, West Virginia, Maryland and back into Pennsylvania before making his way to Ohio. 

Authorities said Christy stole a pickup truck in the early morning hours of Sept. 16 from Skitco Iron Works in Hazelton Township, Pennsylvania, and crashed the vehicle around 4:30 p.m. near the I-71 and Ohio 13 interchange.

Christy then abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, triggering the local search.

Christy is also facing various state charges in Pennsylvania.

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