Sometimes people will go great lengths for attention. Celebrities and reality TV stars are no different. When you're used to being in the spotlight, you want to stay there as long as you can. Former Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans is no exception. Recently, she shared a story on social media that her husband, David Eason, shot and killed her dog Nugget. Turns out the entire story is untrue and she just made it up for attention according to police.
Back in May, Evans publicly mourned the loss of her dog Nugget. She went on the record to various news outlets about the event as well. She told US Weekly that Eason shot Nugget because the dog "snapped" at their toddler daughter. Additionally, she said he "just took her and shot her in the woods...about two acres away from the house." Then, in speaking with E! News she said, "Thankfully the kids did not see him shoot the dog."
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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 😓😪💔
The admission created a snowball affect of pretty terrible things happening. First, Jenelle Evans was fired from Teen Mom 2 which would have been bad enough on its own. But then, animal control services, the police, and child protective services got involved. As a result, two-year-old Ensley, Evan's son Kaiser and Eason's daughter were all removed from the home while the incident was investigated. The couple had to go to court and fight to regain custody of the kids, which they did recently. The police have now made a statement saying that their joint investigation with animal control is closed due to the details Jenelle Evans gave them regarding the incident.
In a statement to E! News, the Columbus County Sheriff's Office in Whiteville, North Carolina said they searched the couple's property on May 13th. During their search, which David Eason agreed to, they didn't find any physical evidence to prove that anything had happened. There was no blood evidence either. So, Jenelle was brought back in and questioned again by police.
"Jenelle's accounts were inconsistent with her original account of the events that occurred on April 29," the statement reads, adding that Evans claimed to be inside with the kids. "She advised that she never heard or saw anything to indicate that David shot her dog. Jenelle advised that she did not want the Columbus County Sheriff's Office or the District Attorney's Office to continue with the investigation. Jenelle advised that this was her decision that she made on her own free will. She advised that she was not coerced into making this decision."
According to the statement, she didn't even know where the dog was. So the dog could still be alive since she's claiming not to know what actually happened to it where it is. "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 statement continues.
"The evidence collected indicates that the allegations of animal cruelty were fabricated. Therefore, Columbus County Sheriff's Office is closing this investigation. No charges will be filed in this case," the police statement adds.
Jenelle Evans and David Eason have yet to make any additional comments since the release of the police statement. Hopefully they will admit to their behavior, but it's hard to tell.