Jenelle Evans and David Eason won back custody of their children earlier this month after they were temporarily removed from their care. The custody nightmare came after the fired Teen Mom 2 dad shot and killed the family dog Nugget.
Now, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal the couple is once again off the hook, as the Columbus County Sheriff Office’s investigation is closed after Jenelle denied the shooting. As Radar readers know, Jenelle and David both confirmed the killing at the time of the incident.
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Telling On David
In the media release obtained from Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, they explained how Jenelle, 27, contacted the department, reporting that her dog bit her daughter Ensley, 2, leaving a scratch on her face. “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 read of the May 1 conversation. “Jenelle stated that she did hear a gunshot but did not witness the incident.”
Searching The Property
On May 13, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant. The Department of Social Services accompanied the Sheriff’s Office to serve four custody orders. A search of the residence and property was conducted. No weapons were located inside the property. There was “no blood evidence or any other physical evidence to validate that an animal had been fatally injured on the property,” the report read.
Changing Her Story
On May 14th, investigators met with Jenelle regarding the allegations she reported. They claim her accounts were “inconsistent” with her original story. “Jenelle advised that she was inside with her children at the time of the alleged event,” the report read. “She advised that she never heard or saw anything to indicate that David shot her dog.”
She advised that she did not want the investigation to continue, and said this was her decision “made on her own free will.” The controversial star advised that she “don’t know where the dog is.”
“I don’t know if she was shot or killed or not," she allegedly told cops. She claimed to have filed the animal cruelty report for publicity because she “did not know where her dog was.”
The evidence collected indicated the allegations of animal cruelty were “fabricated.” “Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is closing this investigation,” the statement continued. “No charges will be filed in this case.”
As readers know, Radar broke that a white substance was sent to their home. The statement says the substance did not test positive for narcotics or anything harmful. The investigation has also been closed and all leads have been “exhausted.”
Radar can confirm from multiple sources — including Jenelle and David themselves — that the horrific incident did occur. Jenelle commented on the dog shooting incident on social media earlier this week. When a fan asked on Instagram if it was a hard decision to stay with David after the dog incident, she responded, “Honestly yes, we were on bad terms for almost a week. Didn’t talk much. He knows how upset it made me… David has completed anger management.”
David admitted to shooting Nugget on Instagram. He posted a video of the pooch harmlessly nipping the 2-year-old toddler. “I don't give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face,” he wrote. “Whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I dont put up with that s—t at all. I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isnt the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge weather or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME.”
The incident resulted in Jenelle’s firing from Teen Mom 2.
In May, a judge ordered for their daughter Ensley, 2, Jenelle’s son Kaiser, 5, with ex Nathan Griffith, and David’s daughter Maryssa, 11, with his ex-wife, to be removed from their care. After a months-long court battle, a judge dismissed the case in the beginning of July.