Valdosta police searching for man who allegedly choked his girlfriend and her daughter

| April 12, 2016


Shannon Kier 38

VALDOSTA – Valdosta police are searching for a man wanted for allegedly strangling his girlfriend and her daughter Monday night; both mother and daughter are currently recovering.

Shannon Kier, 38, is wanted by the Valdosta Police Department on the following charges: two felony counts of aggravated assault by strangulation and one felony count of cruelty to children in the 1st degree, according to VPD reports.

At approximately 9:58 p.m., VPD officers responded to the 800 block of South Fry Street in reference to a report of an assault that had just occurred, said VPD Lt. Adam Bembry.

“While on scene, officers made contact with the victim, who reported that she had become involved in a verbal dispute with her cohabiting boyfriend,” Bembry said. “The dispute reportedly then escalated when the suspect allegedly put both hands around the female’s throat and began restricting her airway. It was then reported that the female’s juvenile daughter then came into the room and observed her mother being strangled by the suspect.”

The woman’s daughter reportedly tried to intervene, but Kier allegedly responded by “slamming her onto the ground” and then choking her. The woman then announced she was calling 911, and Kier left the scene.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect are urged to call The Valdosta Police Department’s Anonymous Crime Tip line at (229) 293-3091.

“The Valdosta Police Department vigorously investigates domestic violence cases and encourages any victims of domestic violence to come forward and request assistance,” said Bembry.

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  1. Mrs. Martinez says:

    Wonder what school he’s getting ready to attend in the Fall?