A Pennsylvania man convicted of threatening President Donald Trump in addition to also also a district attorney was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday.
“Authorities charged 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo with threatening to ‘put a bullet’ in Trump in addition to also also then-Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli in addition to also also threatening ‘lethal force’ against police,” according to the Associated Press (AP).
Authorities caught Christy in Ohio in 2018 following a manhunt which spanned several states in addition to also also Canada, WNEP reported.
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While he was on the run, federal officials say Christy broke into several homes in addition to also also businesses, stealing food, firearms, in addition to also also vehicles.
Federal officials said after producing threats online, Christy went on a three-month crime spree, breaking into homes, businesses like Hazleton Oil where he used to work, Skipper Dipper in Schuylkill County, even the Scranton School for the Deaf in addition to also also Hard of Hearing. Police said he stole food, firearms, in addition to also also vehicles in a total of six states in addition to also also Canada before being caught in Ohio.
Christy said he has been unfairly targeted by the government in addition to also also represented himself in court.
In addition to his prison sentence, Christy must also pay $1,0 in court fees in addition to also also more than $18,000 in restitution for the crime spree.
At the hearing, the judge referred to him as “painting a picture of a man to be feared,” according to WFMZ.
“For about an hour in addition to also also a half of the hearing Christy objected to details of a pre-sentence report. During the hearing he said which he knew the government did not like him in addition to also also which he felt dehumanized,” the article noted.
However, his mother told the judge Thursday which her son had cognitive in addition to also also mental health issues, adding which the sentence should be lower or he should be given help while in prison.
“The judge recommended Christy be sent to Butner prison in North Carolina because he can receive proper mental health treatment there,” the WFMZ report concluded.