Well here's something we didn't think we'd see: Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans has admitted to police that the entire months-long drama after her husband, David Eason, allegedly shot and killed the family dog was FAKE.
The shocking revelation came after Radar Online obtained the media release from the Columbus County Sheriff's Office, and the reality TV seemed to change her story. It's especially wild when you remember that Evans and Eason lost custody of their kids and had to go through multiple court appearances to get them back.
“[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, regarding Evans' call to police on May 1st after the alleged accident happened. “Jenelle stated that she did hear a gunshot but did not witness the incident.”
Two weeks later, on May 13th, the Columbus County Sheriff's Office searched their property while executing a warrant. No weapons were found during the search, and 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. This was the same day the Department of Social Services served four custody orders for Maryssa, Jace, Kaiser, and Ensley.
The next day, investigators met with Evans and tried to get more information out of her, but that's when her story started to change. They began to notice "inconsistencies" in Evans' stories.
“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.”
Evans also stated she wanted the investigation to end, a decision she "made on her own free will."
“Jenelle advised that ‘She don’t know where the dog is.’ She also advised that ‘I don’t know if she was shot or killed or not,’” the statement read. “Jenelle stated that the reason she filed the animal cruelty report was for the publicity and because she did not know where her dog was.”
The animal cruelty charge ended up getting dropped, because the evidence was "fabricated," according to the Sheriff's office. Evans and Eason also just regained custody of their kids,
Now the entire case is closed, but something isn't adding up. So let's take a look at the details.
Why It Doesn't Add Up
The same day the news broke that Eason had shot the family dog, Nugget, Evans posted an emotional tribute on her Instagram which seemed to confirm that he was dead.
Nugget... I'm crying everyday," she wrote. "I love you so much and I'm so sorry. I'm speechless," she captioned a photo with the pet. You were my side kick and knew the moment I felt bad and would cuddle with me. You still had a lot to learn and a lot to grow from your lessons. Everyday I wake up you're not here, when I come home you're not here, when I go to bed... you're not here. You're gone forever and there's no coming back. #Heartbroken #Distraught"
Eason also posted on Instagram that day, again responding to the reports that he had killed Nugget.
“I don’t give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don’t put up with that s— at all,” he wrote. “I’m all about protecting my family, it is my life’s 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 isn’t the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge wether or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME.”
If Nugget wasn't dead, and Evans didn't know where the dog was, then why would she he was "gone forever?" Also this week, Evans did a Q&A on her Instagram page where she admitted that "the dog incident" was hard on her and her husband.
“We were on bad terms for almost a week. Didn’t talk much. He knows how upset it made me,” she wrote. “Now that we are getting over this incident, our relationship has got a lot stronger. David has completed anger management as well.”
Oh, and another thing. Evans literally told Us Weekly that Eason killed the dog.
"David killed my dog Nugget because he snapped at my 2-year-old, Ensley," she told them. "He doesn't put up with that and those are his beliefs. He just took her and shot her in the woods ... about two acres away from the house."
Evans even said she was considering divorce after the whole ordeal.
"David and I are not on talking terms," she said. "I'm too hurt and upset at the fact he did that. It's taking time to get over this whole situation, and it's making me feel he's very cruel and doesn't have a heart on many ends. [I] would like for everyone to just give me my own time right now to figure things out and clear my head. At this time, we are dealing with this rough situation. I want to focus on what's best for me and my kids. (Divorce is) in thoughts, but nothing is finalized."
Honestly, the whole thing smells fishy. It sounds like they just want the entire thing to go away, but at the same time, admitting all this was a publicity stunt isn't going to help your cause. How could someone lose custody of their kids for almost two months all for publicity?