This arrives after the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office announced that Jenelle’s husband David Eason wouldn’t be charged of killing their dog, insinuating that the TV star fabricated the story for publicity.
Jenelle Evans insists that she didn’t fabricated a story about her husband David Eason shooting her dog. The former “Teen Mom 2” star once again denied police’s claims that she faked the story for publicity.
The 27-year-old went on Instagram Live on Friday, July 12 to address the claims. “I did not make up any story,” she said. “The first time I was contacted by police was the chief. When the chief of Columbus County contacted me, he left me a voicemail.”
She went on detailing, “I had two voicemails, one of them from Detective Jacobs, the second one from Detective Green…and he literally told me to call him back, so I called him back, and he said, ‘Look, Ms. Evans, we have rape cases that we have to deal with and we have way other serious crimes that we have to deal with. I need to know if this is a publicity stunt. If this is a publicity stunt, I’ll close the case. I’ll let you go about your business, and I understand why you’re doing it. Let me know so that I can close this investigation or keep it going.’ ”
“They wanted me to call and explain to them what was going on, and I told them, I said, ‘Listen, I don’t know what happened to my dog. When the incident happened, I was inside the house with the kids. I don’t know if I heard a gunshot or not, and that’s it,’ ” Jenelle continued. “So where they have me saying I did this for publicity, no! They asked me at the beginning if I did this for publicity. I said no, and they said, ‘OK, we’re going to continue our investigation.’ So they continued. They came to my house. They did a whole house search. The kids weren’t there.”
She then revealed that when her lawyer called the police about the progress of the case, they allegedly said, “We’re closing the case.” Jenelle continued, “[My lawyer] said, ‘OK, based off what?’ He said, ‘We’re just closing it.’ So he didn’t tell our lawyer that we were doing it for publicity.”
Jenelle said, “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…I told the truth. I told them what happened from what I saw. I mean, I don’t know what to tell you. I wasn’t outside when anything happened. I don’t know. You have to ask David.”
This is not the first time Jenelle shared her side of the story. She previously told The Hollywood Gossip that she told the cops that “I hear gunshots all the time at my house and my neighbor down the road even shoots his cannon sometimes. Told them I don’t remember if I heard a gunshot or not. I never saw anything and was in the house with my kids the entire time (Ensley, Kaiser, and Maryssa.)”
Instead, Jenelle went on accusing police of using this case for their own publicity. “These police ended their ‘investigation’ a month ago and told David’s lawyer, Bill Gore, that they were closing the case. I honestly think they are doing this for their own publicity because they could have wrote up their ‘press release’ weeks ago,” she argued, adding that she felt “very attacked and exploited for no reason.”