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Madison Local Schools in Mansfield closed as authorities search for wanted fugitive

Posted: 7:27 AM, Sep 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 10:06:56Z

Several schools in Richland County have canceled classes on Tuesday as authorities continue search for a wanted fugitive who was last seen in Mansfield on Sunday.

The following schools are closed as a precaution for students and parents, the superintendent confirmed.

  • Lucas Local School District
  • Madison Adult Education
  • Madison Local Schools
  • St. Mary's of the Snow Catholic School—Mansfield

Authorities from multiple agencies are searching for Shawn Christy, 27, who is wanted for making threats against the president and other elected officials . He was last seen in Mansfield when he crashed a stolen truck on I-71 Sunday evening.

Christy is 5-10, weighs approximately 160 pounds, is a white male with a light complexion and has a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm. He has short dark blonde hair and a beard. Christy also speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist.

The U.S. Marshal Service is asking anyone with information on this vehicle to call 911 or the U.S. Marshals direct at 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411). Federal agents are offering a cash award of up to $20,000 for information leading to the direct arrest of Christy. Any information will be considered confidential.