'Teen Mom': Jenelle Evans Says David Eason Allegedly Killing Their Dog Wasn't A Publicity Stunt

Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans has been making headlines for the last few months after it was reported that her husband, David Eason, shot and killed their family dog, Nugget. According to police, Evans and Eason orchestrated the incident as a publicity stunt. 

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Gossip, Evans shares her side of the story.  

Jenelle Evans says the police are lying

Evans says she never called the police on her husband. 

“I never made a report against David in the first place,” she told the publication. “The cops called me and left me voicemail asking me to call them back about the ‘dog incident.’”

When she called the Chief of Police back, this is how Evans says the phone call went:

“I called back the Chief of Police because he wanted to speak with me the beginning of May 2019. When I called him, before I can even speak, he said to me, ‘Mrs. Eason, I need to know the truth about this situation. I have many media outlets calling me about it and I want to tell you right now if this is a publicity stunt you need to tell me because I have other cases including things like rape that I have to deal with. If you are doing it for publicity then I understand and will close the case and you can go about your business.”

She says she’s not sure what exactly happened to Nugget. 

“When I responded I told him, ‘Yes, what you heard is true about my dog. This isn’t a publicity stunt and I’m not sure where my dog is or what happened to my dog but you would have to call David and ask. I was inside my house with my kids when David went outside with the dog.’”


Evans says she doesn’t remember hearing a gunshot that day, that she hears gunshots all the time. 

“I told them 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,” she said.

Jenelle Evans doesn’t know what happened to her dog but says her step-daughter does

Though Evans says she’s not sure what happened to her dog, she says her step-daughter, Maryssa, does, as she testified in court. 

“Maryssa even got on stand in court, with the CPS case, and testified that the story of the dog did in fact happen. Not sure why the police would lie about this entire investigation,” said Evans.

Evans also accused Detective Jacobs of this discrepancy in court: 

“Detective Jacobs got on stand during court also and tried saying my house was ‘filthy’ and ‘cluttered’ when he conducted his search. My lawyer proved Detectives Jacobs wrong during his testimony by showing him my Ring camera of the night he was there and it showed my house to be spotless and no clutter.”

Jenelle Evans says the police fabricated the story 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. I’ve never in my life dealt with a police department ever ‘releasing a press statement’ about their investigations,” she told The Hollywood Gossip.

She says The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is “so crooked.”

“I feel very attacked and exploited for no reason. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is so crooked with their business that Detective Jacobs continued to call and harass me and David for weeks, had Mr. Bill Gore send a letter to leave us alone, then had to call Detective Jacobs to tell him to stop calling both of us about the incident,” she told The Hollywood Gossip.

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