“The judge ruled that the two protection orders against Edwards are dismissed,” a clerk from Hamilton County Circuit Court told Radar of the May 21 court hearing. “They did put in a mutual restraining order that tells the parents to stay away from each other. The child is not on there. The case is closed.”
The clerk explained how violating an order of protection results in the defendant going to jail, while the mutual restraining order is not enforced by police.
Radar exclusively obtained both protection orders, which were filed on March 23. In Bookout’s order, she asked to have her son Bentley, 9, and her children Jayde, 2, and Maverick, 1, with McKinney protected. “He has left voicemail messages threatening to show up at my house and take my son,” she claimed. “He has made threats to show up and hurt me if I don’t answer my phone.”
She alleged that during her son’s baseball game in May 2017, Edwards “showed up under the influence of heroin and got in my face, yelling and threatening to hurt me.” She continued, “His behavior and actions are getting worse. I am fearful for my three children and myself, and what he may do, based on his threats.”
In McKinney’s order, he claimed Edwards threatened to show up to his house and “put a bullet in his head” on March 20. “The police were called and they suggested to seek an order of protection,” he said. “He has also said he would show up at our son’s baseball game and confront us, my wife and I.”
Edwards, 30, was arrested days later on March 27 for petition to revoke, which means breaking probation from a past March 2017 possession of heroin arrest. Radar exclusively reported that he failed a scheduled drug test on January 17. He tested positive for opiates and morphine in a urine sample.
An insider told Radar, “Ryan got six months probation and five public work days. He has random drug tests in between.”
Edwards entered rehab for heroin after his May 2017 wedding when he drove high. He was caught on camera slurring his words and falling asleep at the wheel.
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