Jenelle Evans have been accused of “fabricating” a claim that her husband David Eason shot and killed their dog.
Back in May, the Teen Mom 2 star told multiple media outlets that David “killed” her French bulldog dog Nugget, after the pooch “snapped” at their 2-year-old daughter, Ensley.
The shocking news caused Jenelle to temporarily lose custody of her children, and the reality star was dropped by MTV over it.
At the time, the police and animal control services looked into the alleged incident, however, they have since closed their joint investigation.
In a statement obtained by E! News, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office in Whiteville, North Carolina said: “[Jenelle] contacted Columbus County Sheriff’s Office by public service. [She] advised that on April 29th, at approximately 6:30 pm, her dog bit her daughter, leaving a scratch on her face.”
“[She] advised that her husband, David Eason, threw the dog outside. She then advised that after David realized that the dog scratched their child, he went outside and shot the dog. During this conversation, Jenelle stated that she did hear a gunshot but did not witness the incident.”
On May 13, the police searched the couple’s property and found no evidence to validate that an animal had been fatally injured there, and the next day Jenelle was called in for questioning.
The statement continued: “Jenelle’s accounts were inconsistent with her original account of the events that occurred on April 29. Jenelle advised that she was inside with her children at the time of the alleged event. 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.”
“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.’ 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.”
Concluding their statement, they said: “Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators located no physical evidence to substantiate that the allegations against David Eason are factual.”
“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.”
Responding to their statement, Jenelle accused the police of “lying” in a series of deleted tweets.
WECT reporter Jon Evans tweeted a link to the report, and one Twitter user replied saying: “I’m assuming in North Carolina the punishment for filing a false police report is less than that for animal cruelty?”
Jon replied: “We asked if she could be in trouble for filing a false report. The response: ‘Jenelle will not be charged at this time.'”
After spotting his tweets, Jenelle replied to Jon by tweeting: “Well hello Jon Evans… thanks for asking me my input on the situation. They are lying.. that’s why. But you wouldn’t know anything [because] you just want to report craziness constantly.”