Ryan Edwards was taken into custody during a check-in hearing on Tuesday, and if the District Attorney in his case gets her way, the Teen Mom dad will remain behind bars for quite a while.
As The Ashley told you earlier this week, Ryan was handcuffed and taken into custody on the spot after Judge Gary Starnes reportedly lost his patience with the repeat offender for failing to follow the terms of his probation.
According to The Sun, following Tuesday’s arrest, District Attorney Coty Wamp went on to file a petition to revoke Ryan’s probation and require the father of three to serve three years in jail.
Documents obtained by the outlet claim that Ryan–- who had been on furlough from a year-long jail sentence–- failed to complete any of the requirements he previously agreed to as part of his (November 6) plea agreement.
“The Defendant is currently on probation for Harassment, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving Under the Influence,” the DA’s Petition to Revoke Defendant’s Probation reads. “On each of these charges, Defendant Edwards was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days, each ordered to run consecutively to one another, for an effective sentence of three years on Hamilton County Probation.”
Those recommendations were outlined in Ryan’s Continuing Care Contract, in which he agreed to attend four 12-step support groups each week, attend aftercare group meetings on either Tuesdays or Thursdays every month for one year, and continue counseling and appointments for Vivitrol. (Vivitrol is a prescription injectable medicine designed to help curb alcohol and/or opioid dependence, which Ryan has been getting since July.)
Ryan was also required to submit a “comprehensive report for follow-up treatment to the court,” something he has reportedly failed to do.
During Tuesday’s hearing, the DA had noted that Ryan was late to receive his November 17 Vivitrol injection, which was mentioned again in the DA’s petition to revoke Ryan’s probation. It was also mentioned that Ryan is required to take monthly drug screenings, with the results of this week’s test to be available on Friday.
The DA also noted in the petition that Ryan recently got into an altercation at a bar, in which Ryan had to be “forcibly removed from the bar by security.”
(As The Ashley previously told you, Ryan and his girlfriend Amanda Connor were recently booted from a Chattanooga, Tennessee, bar after the two were allegedly involved in a bar brawl.)
“For these reasons, the State petitions this Court to revoke the Defendant’s probation and require Defendant to serve the balance of his sentence at Hamilton County Jail,” the petition states.
Ryan’s next court date is scheduled for Friday, December 8, where the results of his drug test will be revealed. Ryan is being held without bond in the local jail until then.