A Pennsylvania man who threatened to kill President Donald Trump and a district attorney has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars.
A federal jury convicted Christy in November 2019 on a dozen counts that included transporting stolen firearms across state lines, making threatening communications that included statements about using lethal force against police, and threatening the president of the United States.
Christy led authorities on a three-month, multi-state manhunt that ended in September 2018. The search was triggered when Christy made a threat against Trump and John Morganelli, then-district attorney of Northampton County in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors said Christy posted threats against Trump and Morganelli on Facebook, writing, “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.”
Christy was eventually arrested in Mifflin Township, Richland County, in northern Ohio, after a brief foot pursuit, the U.S. Marshals said. When he was taken into custody, authorities found he had in his possession a knife and a .380 handgun.
“We looked up and about 20 to 30 troopers and marshals came trotting out of the woods over there,” said Stang.
“I just wondered how long he had been there,” said Stang. “I mean my house is so close to where he was like how long was I sleeping just a few hundred yards away.”
While on the run, Christy stole multiple vehicles, broke into a church in Maryland, burglarized a home in Kentucky, and broke into a school for the deaf, 69News reported.
At the time of his arrest, Christy had a criminal record that involved multiple state arrest warrants in Pennsylvania for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.