Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, has joined the manhunt for a suspect who allegedly threatened the life of President Donald Trump.
Chapman told the Mansfield News Journal he is joining in on the search for Shawn Richard Christy, 26, who allegedly said he wanted to “put a bullet” in Trump’s head.
Christy, a Pennsylvania native, has been on the run since June 19, when he allegedly threatened the lives of both the president and John M. Morganelli, the district attorney of Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
“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 allegedly wrote in the now deleted Facebook post.
A federal warrant for Christy’s arrest was issued following the post. He is also wanted for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear in court for an aggravated assault case.
Chapman claims to have a “very hot lead” on the whereabouts of Christy.
“I have delivered messages to him,” he said.
“My goal is not to shoot him but get him to surrender.”
The manhunt for Christy has spanned across state lines. The FBI, Secret Service, and U.S. Marshals Service are all involved.
The search is now focused on Ohio, where Christy may have abandoned a stolen truck. Chapman will arrive in Mansfield, Ohio, on September 27.
There is a $20,000 reward being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of Christy. According to authorities, he is to be considered armed and dangerous.
Chapman, 65, is a born-again Christian who often tried to help the men and women he apprehended on his show.
Chapman’s exploits as a bounty hunter were shown on the popular reality television series “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” The show ran for eight seasons on A&E from 2004 to 2012. A two-hour special chronicling Chapman’s wife’s battle with cancer aired on A&E last year. Chapman’s wife, Beth, often works alongside her husband.
A “Dog the Bounty Hunter” spinoff series about Chapman and his wife, titled “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt,” aired on CMT for three seasons and 47 episodes from 2013 to 2015.
Chapman, 65, is a born-again Christian who often tried to help the men and women he apprehended on his show. He would often try to give life advice and introduce them to benefits of Christianity.
Watch Chapman and his wife discuss the importance of “law and order” at last year’s CPAC in the video below: