Jenelle Evans claimed to cops investigating the death of her dog that she made the story up for publicity but multiple sources told RadarOnline.com exclusively that her husband testified in court that he shot and killed the family pet.
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office told Radar that they found “no physical evidence,” that David Eason killed the dog and dropped their investigation of animal cruelty. The Sheriff’s Office told Radar Jenelle told them “the reason she filed the animal cruelty report was for the publicity and because she did not know where her dog was.”
As Radar readers were the first to know, Jenelle was fired by MTV from Teen Mom 2 after the dog killing incident.
Multiple sources told Radar about David’s testimony during the custody hearing about the killing, where he claimed Nugget was a “mad dog.”
One source told Radar that not only did David admit that he killed Nugget on the stand, he contemplated killing their other dog.
“He admitted it on the stand. He said after their other dog, Jax, killed the pig and a few chickens he even considered killing Jax. But he didn’t want the backlash from social media so he got rid of him."
According to the source, David’s daughter Maryssa testified on the stand that her father killed the dog. Jenelle’s friend Katrina also testified that David killed the dog. “Katrina said that Jenelle told her David killed the dog,” the second source told Radar.
While their children were initially taken away during a Child Protective Services investigation, a judge ruled that they were to be returned to Jenelle and David on July 3, 2019.
Scroll through Radar’s gallery for the exclusive details about David’s testimony under oath where he described killing the dog Nugget.
“David said on the stand that she was a mad dog, “ an insider told Radar about his description about Nugget, the small French bulldog, that he shot and killed on April 29. Jenelle’s husband took the stand as the couple tried to regain custody of their children.
While his wife Jenelle sat in court, David was asked to describe what he meant by a “mad dog,” the insider said.
“David told the court that she would always nip at the kids when they ride their bicycles. She would nip at the geese. She was mad,” the insider said David revealed.
David posted a video of the dog which he claimed showed the animal had bit Ensley, 2, before taking the post down from his social media. He was asked on the stand why he would have her on the couch with his daughter and why would he video that? “David said they were trying to train her so he wouldn’t be snipping at anybody,” the insider told Radar.
According to the insider, “David testified that the dog nipped Ensley,” and he took action, picking the dog up and taking her out of the house.
“David said he had her under his arm and took her outside,” the insider explained, saying that David said the dog was not trying to get away from him.
David told the court “He went to his truck and he got his shotgun,” the insider told Radar. “David said the dog was still not trying to get away and was just in his arms.”
On the stand and under oath David described his actions leading up to the dog’s death, according to the insider, noting that he took the dog to the woods.
One more time David was asked if the dog tried to run away and the insider said David said the dog did not try to run away, but just looked at him. The insider said David then said he used the shotgun to kill the dog.
Her Own Words
“Evans advised that her husband, David Eason, threw the dog outside. She then advised that after David realized the dog scratched their child, he went outside and shot the dog,” the statement from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office read of the May 1 conversation they had with the fired MTV star. “Jenelle stated that she did hear a gunshot but did not witness the incident.”
“The evidence collected indicates that the allegations of animal cruelty were fabricated,” the Sheriff said in the statement after Jenelle changed her story. “Therefore, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is closing this investigation. No charges will be filed in this case.”
Since Radar broke the news of David killing the dog, Jenelle was fired by MTV from her $400,000 a season role on Teen Mom 2.