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'Teen Mom 2': Jenelle Evans' Husband Arrested Just Months After Reconciling


Jun. 15 2020, Updated 4:13 p.m. ET

Just a few months after reconciling, Jenelle Evans' husband David Eason was arrested on Friday, June 12, on charges of assault. The Teen Mom 2 star shared a statement about the incident on Facebook confirming the reports. 

"IM OK, IM SAFE AND SO ARE THE KIDS! I'm going to take a few days out to myself to gather my thoughts and focus on what's going on so I won't be on social media much," she wrote. 

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The 28-year-old added, "I love you all for the support that you all have shown me and I'll be stronger and better than ever soon!" So, why was the MTV star's husband arrested? Keep reading to find out the details surrounding the Teen Mom 2 couple.

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Why was 'Teen Mom 2' star David Eason in jail?

According to numerous reports, the 31-year-old was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon in North Carolina. He was also charged with communicating threats. So, what happened? 

David was reportedly involved in a fight after Jenelle and her two male friends came to the family home to pick up some of her personal items. 

According to The Sun, Jenelle's husband accused one of her friends of stealing the keys to his truck. David reportedly struck one of the men with a pistol, which caused injuries to his neck and back. The reality TV dad was allegedly released on an unsecured bond from the Columbus County Jail. 

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Are Jenelle and David still together?

Following the incident, the mother-of-three spoke with Celebernation about David's arrest. "I'm upset how everything ended up and wish the situation was taken in a more serious manner, I didn't agree with the unsecured bond," she told the outlet. Adding, "[It's] time for me to move on from this relationship and find happiness for my kids and myself elsewhere. I'm shaking and saddened by this."   

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The controversial couple reconciled in March following their break up last October. Speaking during a fan Q & A, Jenelle addressed their relationship, saying, "Me and him are deciding to work things out right now and we're taking it slowly. Yes, I know I came back to North Carolina." She continued, "Yes, I'm living here permanently now." 

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The pair are parents to three-year-old daughter Ensley. Jenelle also has a 10-year-old son, Jace, with ex Andrew Lewis, and a five-year-old son, Kaiser, with Nathan Griffith.

Last year, Jenelle filed a restraining order against David claiming he was "abusive" during their two-year marriage. According to The Sun, she wrote in the document that she was "scared" for the "well-being" of her children.

However, during the reality star's livestream, she told fans: "I want to tell you guys that David has never abused the children, he's never abused me. I've always had disagreements and those would turn into big arguments."

She continued: "This is the reason why I decided to go back home and work out my relationship because ultimately it's for my family." 

This is not the first time that the couple has been embroiled in legal situations. In 2018, David was fired from the popular MTV series for posting homophobic tweets. The couple was then involved in a scandal in 2019 when Jenelle claimed that her husband shot and killed their French bulldog while the children were present.

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