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Jury Selection for Shawn Christy Case Begins Monday

SCRANTON, Pa. — A man from Schuylkill County who made national news after he allegedly threatened President Trump and other elected officials is expected ...

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A man from Schuylkill County who made national news after he allegedly threatened President Trump and other elected officials is expected to head to court on Monday for his federal trial.

Jury selection is expected to start Monday morning at the federal courthouse in Scranton.

Shawn Christy of McAdoo allegedly threatened President Trump and other elected officials. It was last year when Christy was arrested in Ohio.

Federal officials say he was on the run for three months after making those threats. In that time, they say he broke into several homes and businesses, stealing firearms, food and several vehicles in Canada and half a dozen other states.

During this trial,  Christy has been approved by the judge to represent himself.

Christy has been known to disrupt court proceedings and even had to be restrained by court marshalls. He has entered a not guilty plea for the dozens of charges he faces.

In addition to the federal case, Shawn Christy also faces charges in Schuylkill, Carbon and Luzerne counties. If convicted, he could face several decades in prison.