The saga over what happened to Jenelle Evans's dog continues. Following a thorough investigation, the Columbus County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina closed the case on the alleged death of Evans's dog. They said there was no evidence and that Evans's had admitted to making up the story for publicity. Now, she is denying those claims made by the police department.
“I feel very attacked and exploited for no reason,” Evans told The Hollywood Gossip in an interview after the police statement was released.
For those who need a recap (or have no idea what is even happening) the former star of Teen Mom 2 lost her dog Nugget in early May. The dog has allegedly "snapped" at or bit her daughter Ensley in the face. After the incident, her husband David Eason took the dog outside, never to be seen again. Initially, Evans told various news media outlets and allegedly the police that Eason shot and and killed the dog. The police, along with animal control, conducted an investigation to the claims, including visiting the woods on the couple's property. After finding no evidence Eason killed the dog, they closed the case.
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Nugget... I’m crying everyday. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless. 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 😓😪💔
Then, in a statement obtained by various news outlets, the police said that there would be no charges made against Eason because Evans made the story up for "publicity." The next day, Evans set the record straight. Or at least, her account of the record.
Speaking with TMZ Live Evans says that the Chief of Police called to ask her if the story was just a publicity stunt. “I told him, I said, ‘You know, I don’t know what ended up happening to my dog, because I wasn’t outside’,” she replied. When pressed about the dog's whereabouts, she claims to "have no idea."
"I think the cop has grudges against us. We had to send a letter from our lawyer telling them to leave us alone and stop calling us, stop harassing us," Jenelle Evans said in an Instagram Live. "I told the truth. I told them what happened from what I saw. I mean, I don't know what to tell you," she added.
Following the incident, the couple's children, including Evans's son from a previous relationship and Eason's daughter from a previous relationship were removed from the home. The couple has since regained custody. Additionally, Evans was fired from Teen Mom 2. When asked about being fired during the Instagram Live, Evans said, "it's been a good break where I can have a private family life for once, and this dog incident was never supposed to go public."
She added, "I'm happier since leaving, but the drama still ends up online," in regards to the missing dog incident.
The police department hasn't released any additional statements, but it's unlikely they will, given that the case is now closed.