Friday, August 19, 2011

Palin Stalkers Finally Arrested

Craig Christy, 47 and Shawn Christy, 19 of McAdoo, Pennsylvania were arrested yesterday on federal charges for continuing to harass the Palins in violation of a restraining order barring them from contact, Reuters reported. That restraining order had been extended for six months this past May. The Christys called the Palins from August 1 through August 9, triggering the charges.
Craig and Shawn Christy made an initial appearance on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Allentown, Pennsylvania, following their arrest, Assistant U.S. Attorney Retta-Rae Randall said.

No bail was set during the hearing and the two men will be transported to Anchorage, Alaska, for further proceedings, Randall said.

The father and son duo had been harassing and threatening the Palins and Kristan Cole, and made threats against Obama and Senator John McCain, according to widespread media reports. The Christys stalking included vulgar calls to Gov. Palin’s home; sending the Palins receipts from a gun purchase and telling them of his intent to purchase a one-way ticket to Alaska. Shawn Christy in fact made a brief round trip to and from Anchorage at a cost of $700 around the time of Gov. Palin’s birthday. Shawn Christy also threatened to rape the former Alaska Governor.

H/T Greta Van Susteren, GretaWire for story lead.

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