Jevon Poe strangles girlfriend after she questions him about “suspicious” texts

Jevon Poe strangles girlfriend after she questions him about “suspicious” texts

23-year-old Jevon Avontae Poe was taken into custody for vandalism, aggravated assault, escape, and evading arrest on May 31st. On April 1st, Shauna Dobbs, Poe’s girlfriend at the time, called the police to her Parc at Clarksville apartment. Dobbs advised officers that Poe had attacked her. She stated that she found “suspicious” text messages and woke him up to question him. This caused Poe to become defensive. Poe then grabbed her and threw her to the ground, where he began strangling her. Dobbs sustained an abrasion on her left knee and a bruise on the left side of her neck. Poe alleged that Dobbs stabbed him and did not mention an assault before or after he was stabbed. Poe was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for domestic assault.

On May 30th, around 10:59 a.m., Dobbs called the police to her apartment again and informed officers that she had invited Poe, her now ex-boyfriend, over earlier to pick up his belongings. Dobbs stated that Poe had grabbed her phone and tried to leave. She stated that when she tried stopping him, he threw her $350 phone on the ground and broke it. Another warrant was issued for Poe’s arrest that day.

On May 31st, around 10:58 a.m., officers had Poe detained at his Treeland Court residence, where he, while in handcuffs, started running away. Poe disregarded officers’ commands to stop and attempted to return to his home, where officers eventually placed him back into detainment.


Jevon Avontae Poe of Treeland Court in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on May 31st, charged with aggravated assault, vandalism, escape, and evading arrest. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $31,500.

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