Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On September 6, 2015, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 110 Lone Pine Rd. in reference to a domestic. Shannan O’Shaughnessy advised that he and his wife Katheryn, got into a verbal argument and it led to both parties physically assaulting each other. Shannan stated his wife slapped him and in return he struck her under the chin and threw her to the ground. Shannan and his wife Katheryn both had signs of assault.
Katheryn stated to the Deputies that she was 26 weeks pregnant. Deputy Leo Hayes arrested Shannan O’Shaughnessy at the scene for Assault on a Female and secured a warrant on Katheryn O’Shaughnessy for Simple Assault. After Katheryn was medically cleared at the hospital she was taken to jail as well.
Detective Sgt. Katie Harwell was able to confirm that Katheryn O’Shaughnessy was in fact pregnant. Detective Harwell then obtained a warrant on Shannan O’Shaughnessy for Battery of Unborn Child.
Shannan O’Shaughnessy was arrested and taken before the Magistrate where he was given a bond of $2000.00 secured.