Bariki (Bar) Smith and Ashley Jones have certainly been through a lot since they found each other. The young couple have been together since 2016 when they were both just 19 years old. Before she got pregnant, Ashley was dancing in Las Vegas while Bar was living that party life. Obviously, a baby called for some drastic changes, so they moved in with Ashley's mom back in California.
During Season 10 of Teen Mom 2, they finally got engaged then secretly married roughly five months before filming Teen Mom: Family Reunion. Their first year of marriage is chronicled on the show, warts and all.
As viewers have continued to watch their journey across the Teen Mom franchise, they've come to learn more about Bar's trouble with the law. Is Bar in jail?
Is Bar from 'Teen Mom' still in jail?
As viewers of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter Season 1B are aware, Bar was doing community service so he wouldn't have to spend six years in prison for a firearm related charge. In the Aug. 16 episode, he had to travel back to California from where they moved to in Las Vegas for his court date.
Ashley and Bar hoped the judge will say his community service, though started late, is up to par. But they worried that the judge might change their mind and send him to prison anyway, especially since Bar said he worries they might think he's a "flight risk" because of their move to Vegas.
Judging by TikTok posts from Ashley in August 2023, it looks like Bar is definitely not in jail today. But viewers will have to continue watching the season to see what happens.
Ashley previous learned that Bar was in jail during 'Teen Mom: Family Reunion.'
The Jan. 10, 2023, episode of Teen Mom: Family Reunion was horribly interrupted by a deeply upsetting call to Ashley.
"I got some bad news," Bar said to Ashley as he revealed that he was calling from a Nevada jail. She burst into tears as Bar explained that he was being extradited back to California where they previously lived.
While we were only privy to Ashley's half of the conversation, the heartbreak we saw was devastating.
Later in a confessional, Ashley explained why this was so difficult, beyond the obvious reasons.
"It’s just much more time not seeing him," she said. "This case actually does hold a lot of weight, and if he can’t fight it from home and he fights from jail, and then he also gets time."
Ashley's mom was with her daughter in San Diego when she received the call, and tried to comfort her. "We're gonna have to pray Bar out of this. And you can’t do that when your mind ain’t right," her mother said.
According to The U.S. Sun, Bar ended up in jail in Nevada in August 2022 on a fugitive charge thanks to a warrant he'd had in California. The warrant was from a previous incident where Bar willfully discharged a firearm (i.e., the firearm charge mentioned earlier in this article), as well as an old DUI. The reason he was labeled a fugitive is because he was no longer in the state where the crimes occurred. His bond was listed at $100,000, and he was eventually released from jail in September 2022.
You can catch new episodes of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.