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Facebook 'poke' sends Hendersonville woman to jail

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Shannon Jackson was jailed after violating an order of protection when she "poked" Dana Hannah. Shannon Jackson was jailed after violating an order of protection when she "poked" Dana Hannah.

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - A Hendersonville woman could face up to a year in jail after "poking" another woman on Facebook.

Police took Shannon D. Jackson into custody on September 25 for violating an order of protection, taken out by Dana M. Hannah who complained that Jackson had been stalking her.

According to the incident report, Hannah received a "poke" on her Facebook page from Jackson.
A poke is a virtual nudge that practically anyone can send to another member of Facebook.

Hannah told police the poke violated the judge's order taken out in June of this year.

In that order of protection, Hannah complained that Jackson had been stalking her, making threats against her and her husband, and shouting profanity at them.

According to the order, Jackson had "shown up at the grocery store" when Hannah was shopping and had sent multiple text messages and phone messages to her.

There was no mention of how the incidents started or how the two women came to know each other.

The order of protection states that "the respondent is hereby ordered to refrain from telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with the petitioner."

Hendersonville Police took screenshots of Dana Hannah's Facebook page where the "poke" from Jackson was visible.

Jackson and Hannah declined to comment. An attorney for Jackson also declined comment.

Shannon D. Jackson is scheduled to go before a judge later in October on the charge she violated the order of protection.

A Class A misdemeanor, it carries a possible 11 months and 29 days in jail.

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