“There was a dispute with my ex-fiancée and her husband and he shot a dog,” Nathan said in the Columbus County 911 call. “There’s been multiple 911 calls and abuse. I’m trying to figure out where my son is at and what I have to do in this situation. I’m so confused right now.”
He then explained how he hasn’t had contact with Jenelle, 27, in almost a year.
“I just tried to text her,” he said. “She changed her phone number. I see my son every other weekend. I just want to make sure my son is safe.”
When the operator asked if he wanted a welfare check, he replied, “Something! This is very traumatic. I had a bad childhood growing up. I don’t even think my son is over there anymore.”
He could then be heard saying to his girlfriend Ashley Lanhardt, “If she goes back, someone is going to die. Get my mother f**king child out of that house.”
He then told the operator that their son Kaiser, 4, needs to talk to someone.
“You don’t shoot a family dog,” he said. “My son needs to talk to someone, whether it’s a police officer or counselor. He shot the dog in front of my son. It’s very traumatic!”
Radar exclusively reported that David shot the dog dead. Authorities responded to the home after an unidentified male placed the call on Tuesday, April 30.
“A call was made today, and it was relayed that the woman’s husband had killed her dog,” the Sheriff’s Office told Radar. "The Sheriff is out there right now investigating and there will be an incident report filed later.”
Public Information Officer Michele Tatum told Radar that no arrests were made at the time.
Tatum told Radar on Monday, May 6 that the “investigation is ongoing.”
Nathan exclusively told Radar at the time of the shooting that he is “concerned.”
“This is very toxic,” he said. “This is a serious issue. You don’t shoot a dog.”
The two are gearing up for a custody battle over Kaiser in late May. Nathan currently has supervised visits with his son, but is fighting for full custody.
“We're going to use this in trial,” he said.
Although Jenelle stayed at her friend Jamie’s following the shooting, she is back in their North Carolina home.