Elk County District Attorney Threatened
June 25, 2014- Jessica Illuzzi
PUNXSUTAWNEY- A man made threatening phone calls to Elk County
District Attorney Shawn Timothy McMahon. Punxsutawney state police say 41 year
old Christopher Thomas made several threatening phone calls on June 17th
between 5:30pm and 8:45 pm.
Police say Thomas made the threats because he was upset about an
arson conviction in 2009, despite the fact that McMahon was not the DA at the
was served 5 years in state prison after being convicted of causing a 2008 fire
at 819 Elm St. in Weedville.
said Thomas also called people involved in his criminal case, including an Elk
County judge, state police fire marshal Greg Agosti and the DA’s office then
held by McMahon’s predecessor, Bradley J. Kraus.
Thomas was arrested by Punxsutawney state police and taken to elk
county prison. This is a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police
and the Office of the Attorney General. The Attorney General’s office will
prosecute the case because District Attorney McMahon is a witness.