Jackson County Sheriff’s Office employee Major Shannon Queen has been accused of domestic violence. According to court documents on file at the Jackson County Clerk of Courts Office, Major Queen's wife, Katherine Queen, filed a Feb. 20 complaint alleging that her estranged husband threatened her and mistreated their children.
According to Katherine's signed statement, “Shannon had a weekend visit with our children the weekend of Feb. 15-17. On Feb. 19 my daughter (a 5-year old) showed me a mark across her right thigh she said was caused by Shannon hitting her leg,” she writes. “(My daughter) said she is scared of her dad but does not want him to get into trouble but she is afraid he will hit her again.”
In addition, Katherine Queen writes in the complaint that in February 2012 Shannon Queen “grabbed my arm and left bruising.”
Court documents also states that Katherine claimed that Shannon Queen said “he would kill her” and “...no one will find my body because he is a cop and knows how to hide evidence.”
“He has shoved me into walls and door frames when we were married and since we have separated,” Katherine Queen writes, placing those incidents as occurring between February and November 2012.
Shannon and Katherine Queen agreed to a consent order with the hearing on the protective order request being scheduled for March 12 at 9:30 a.m.
The Sylva Police Department reports that at approximately 1 a.m. on Feb. 28, officers responded to McDonalds in reference to an employee claiming to have been assaulted in the parking lot.
When officers arrived, they spoke with the victim, Heather Fisher. Fisher stated that she had been assaulted and had several cuts about her body. A description of the suspect was very vague, dark clothing, wearing gloves, no facial recognition was available. Fisher was transported to MedWest emergency room where according to records, she was treated and released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sylva Police Department at 828.586.2916. Detective Aimee Watson is the investigator for the case.