‘Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant’ Dad Bariki Smith Released From Jail Following His Arrest For (Alleged) Battery of An Ex

“I’ve been sprung from the clink!”

Another day, another “legally challenged” dad from the Teen Mom franchise!

The Ashley can confirm that Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant star Bariki Smith— the baby daddy of Ashley Jones— has been released from jail, following his arrest on Friday in Antioch, California.

According to an arrest record obtained by The Ashley, Bar was picked up in Ashley’s hometown of Antioch on Friday, August 10 at around 10 a.m. He was charged with one count of misdemeanor  “Battery on a Spouse/Ex Spouse/Date/Etc.”

While the arrest record did not confirm that Bar’s alleged victim was Ashley, the ‘Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant’ star (as well as Bar’s outspoken mother Shen Williams) posted about it on their social media accounts following the incident.

On Friday night, Shen posted on Facebook that “Bar in jail smh Ashley done put him in jail.” After that, Ashley posted her own side of the story to social media. (Hat tip to Starcasm for snagging the transcript to Ashley’s posts before they were taken down!)

“I didn’t put anyone in jail,” Ashley wrote on Instagram. “Maybe if you taught your kids to keep their hands to themselves more of them would have college degrees instead of criminal records. I found my courage today. And I thank the officers that came out and helped me.

“@shenandoah know your facts before you speak,” Ashley added. “You can’t wait to run and tell everyone’s business well tell them how your son was arrested for domestic violence. You’re a trash excuse of a mother.” (To read the full transcript, click here!)

Shen seemed to be taunting Ashley when she posted some photos to her Facebook page on Tuesday that showed her and her fresh-from-the-slammer son smiling while holding T-shirts that read “Quick Release.” (They appear to be a gift from her bail bonds company which is…special.)

You know you’ve got yourself a quality bail bondsman when he gives you free gifts!

“Haha this is not funny. Just messing around with my stinky,” Shen captioned the photos.

This is not Bar’s first arrest. Back in May, he was arrested after getting into an altercation with Ashley’s parents. In 2015, Bar–then only 18– was arrested after getting into a fight with Ashley’s family at a local hospital (as you do). Bar was charged with one count of possession of meth, one count of trespassing and one count of giving false information to police. For the 2015 incident, Bar pleaded not guilty to all three misdemeanor counts. According to Starcasm, two of the counts —meth possession and providing false information to police— were dismissed in March of 2016. For the trespassing charge, Bar received a deferred judgment.

As The Ashley previously told you, Ashley initially quit ‘Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant’ before starting to film for Season 2. However, The Ashley’s sources confirm to her that film crews have, indeed, been sent several times to Ashley’s home to film.

Watch Bar and Ashley talk about their relationship– and their relationship with their future in-laws– in this clip from the ‘Young & Pregnant’ Season 1 Reunion:

RELATED STORY: ‘Young & Pregnant’ Star Ashley Jones Blasts MTV: “Joining This Show Was By Far the Worst Decision of My Life” 

(Photos: MTV, Facebook)

17 Responses

  1. yuck… shes an intelligent woman – to a point…why hook yourself up with that loser….and the face tattoos!!! Well he’ll fit in on “the yard” when he heads to prison – oh and he will …lol

  2. Am I the only one who would think she is the aggressor? I’m not saying a man should ever ever put his hands on a woman but we’ve all watched her flip out over small things and get very violent. I could truly see her just going after him and then when he pushes her out of the way or something claiming domestic violence. I feel very bad for bar. It seems like he was raised by someone who uses their fists and screaming only to fall for someone who acts the same exact way

  3. I don’t even know where to start with this mess. First I will say Bar seemed to want to provide for his daughter but he is surrounded by ignorant classless women. Shen, Pastor Tea bag and Ashley are all drama queens that love the spotlight and gas lighting each other. I think these young people need to realize you shouldn’t always try to be in a relationship with a person that you procreate with. It is ideal but not always the best decision. Children can benefit from being raised by two healthy and happy separated or single patents versus being raised by two parents trying to force a relationship when there is so much hate, hostility, and animosity between the two of them.

  4. They are such trash. Bar with his stupid teardroptattoos that look like pimples. MTV needs to stop paying them. Nobody cares.

  5. I’m not sure why but I have soft spot for Bar. Being raised by Shen and in Oakland of all places I can’t imagine he ever had a single example of normal, healthy behavior. On the show he mostly seemed to me like he wants to break the cycle for his daughter but just really doesn’t know how.

    1. I don’t think Jenelle or Kailyn ever had any healthy role models either. Babs is ok, but her screaming is unnecessary and overboard. I get what you’re saying. I don’t doubt his life was a mess growing up, but he needs to get it together. Same goes for Ashley. She’s a nasty, mouthy person.

    2. I completely agree. He clearly isn’t a terrible guy he’s just a product of his sad environment growing up. He just needs some help and I think he would be an amazing provider/dad. I know because I have been with someone who’s just like him and now he’s sober making over 75k a year supporting himself 3 kids and me. It CAN happen! I hope it does for his family. If he gets anymore DV charges then peace… I gave my man one chance and he changed and has been amazing but it’s only because he’s been sober and because he wanted to be.

  6. I quit watching and following that whole mess. Shen is batshit crazy and Ashley is dumb as dust thinking the earth is flat…I feel sorry for that baby.

  7. Both Bar and Ashley love the drama and the violence. They will be back together and planning their wedding next week. They are the lowest rent, gutter, no talent version of Bobby and Whitney.

  8. Shen is the most codependent mother I’ve ever seen. Absolutely disgusting. She’s trash and so is her son. She has the voice of a crack head too. Hell yeah…she’s been smoking the rocks. I was extremely disturbed by her behavior on the show. Always expecting bar to drop everything for her.

  9. His mama is a hot ass mess….and those shirts are so tasteless. And a few months ago, wasn’t Ashley was talking about how perfect her and Bar’s relationship was…and how MTV singled them out with their editing, and made them look bad?….I guess MTVs editing wasn’t that far off from reality. Glad Ashley has gotten herself out of that situation though.

    1. They will be back together next week. It’s hard to fully believe Ashley, when just a short while ago she was hitting herself on instagram, then going off saying it was Bar, then taking it back, then taking that statement back. Why is this family even on a show about young mothers?!? The violence they portray, getting arrested for domestic violence, it’s ridiculous they are even on the show. Mtv needs to draw clear lines and domestic violence is a line that should not be tolerated!

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