Former ‘Teen Mom 2’ Dad Nathan Griffith Arrested in Las Vegas for Battery by Strangulation

“I hope this jail serves protein shakes.”

Trigger Warning: This story contains mention of domestic violence. 

Nathan Griffith– baby daddy and former soulmate of Jenelle Evans– is behind bars. Again. 

According to TMZ, the former Teen Mom 2 dad was arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, and booked into the Clark County Jail for battery by strangulation.

No, because you’re violent AF…allegedly.

Law enforcement reportedly received a call around 9:15 p.m. to a home where Nathan was staying. Once officers conducted an investigation, Nathan was placed in handcuffs for allegedly committing the crime against a member of his family. 

This certainly isn’t the first time Nathan has ended up behind bars for committing a violent offense.  

As The Ashley told you in February, Nathan was arrested in Florida and charged with Committing Domestic Battery by Strangulation– a felony charge. 

Nathan’s February mugshot offering…

It was initially unknown who the victim of Nathan’s alleged February attack was; however, the face of cut-off t-shirts married wife May Oyola in April 2022 and just a few months later, May had kicked Nathan out of their home and he was livin’ on the street began asking Instagram followers to let him crash at their house. (It was later revealed that the victim was not May, but rather Nathan’s girlfriend.) 

Nate’s charges were dropped due to the victim not wanting to move forward.

Nathan was also arrested and charged in December 2016 for assault/aggravated assault using strangulation after his girlfriend at the time claimed Nathan choked her after the two got into a fight. 

In addition to multiple alcohol-related arrests over the years, Nathan was arrested in 2015 for domestic assault at the home he was sharing with then-fiancé Jenelle.  

Jenelle’s face when she hears about Nathan’s latest arrest…probably…

He’s also been involved in a few domestic incidents, including one in 2020 when a woman obtained a protective order against Nathan, claiming he had been stalking her. (Nathan was not arrested for any crime in relation to this particular incident.)

Jenelle recently revealed that Nathan hasn’t seen their son Kaiser in seven months and is dealing with “his own issues” at the moment.

UPDATE! According to court records obtained by The Ashley, Nathan is still behind bars in Nevada as of press time. He’s scheduled to appear before a judge on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. PST. His bail has been set for $5,000.

UPDATE 2: Nathan remains behind bars following his initial court hearing. A request for persecution was sent by the District Attorney on Thursday following the hearing.

UPDATE 3: Nathan’s sister Heather has come forward as the alleged victim from the attack, claiming that Nathan tried to kill her. Click here to read her description of what happened.

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(Photos: MTV; Palm Beach Florida Sheriff’s Department) 

8 Responses

  1. Back when Jenelle got him arrested I thought she was making it up, as she’s a bit of a drama queen, but seeing his history, now I don’t think she was lying when she said he abused her

  2. I still watched the show back then. I don’t think I ever saw his face on my TV screen that I didn’t think “Damn, this dude is a total asshole!” He’s definitely someone that should stay far away from alcohol.

  3. I was doing a rewatch of TM2 and Nathan had everyone fooled pretending he actually had devotion to Kaiser and would fight for him. He is a repeat offender of domestic violence on multiple partners. He knew Kai was being abused and did nothing to actually protect him. He needs to be locked up long term because he has proven time and time again that he never learns and will continue inflicting abuse until he kills someone. Kaiser definitely pulled the short straw when it comes to parents.?

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