Things just got worse for Jenelle Evans‘ husband David Eason.
The Ashley can exclusively confirm that the fired Teen Mom 2 dad has just been charged with “Assault by Strangulation,” in addition to the misdemeanor child abuse charge he received in October. The charges stem from an incident in September in which Jenelle’s teen son Jace told authorities that he was allegedly assaulted by David.
“Assault by Strangulation” is a felony charge in North Carolina, which is why David’s case was moved from his county’s District Court to Superior Court. (The Sun was the first to report this news on Friday.)
As The Ashley previously reported, David was supposed to go to court for his child abuse charge on January 18; however, (for reasons unknown to The Ashley), he had his hearing on January 10. (The Sun states that there was a grand jury on this date.)
However, The Ashley’s sources tell her that the court hearing on the 10th was “uneventful,” with David simply getting the child abuse case continued.
“Jenelle and David had no clue about the felony charge until they read The Sun‘s article on Friday,” one source said. “They were not told by the court or the attorneys or anyone. This just happened. They may not even know that the felony charge is for assault [by strangulation].”
In North Carolina, a victim must have sustained physical injury in order for the alleged assaulter to be charged with ‘Assault by Strangulation.’ It is a Class H felony, and carries a maximum of 39 months in prison.
The official court summons issued in October claims that David “willingly” harmed Jace during the September incident.
“[David] unlawfully and willingly did, being the parents of Jace V Evans, who was a child, less than 16 years of age, inflict physical injury on that child,” the court document states. “The physical injury inflicted caused marks on [Jace’s] right arm, and left and right side of the neck, and was inflicted by other than accidental means.”
Jenelle’s mom Barbara Evans revealed to the cops what Jace allegedly told her about David assaulting him.
“Made contact with Barbara who advised [Jace] was not at the residence…” the police report states. “She advised that she had spoken to [Jace] earlier in the evening when he called from an unknown number and told her about being assaulted by David Eason and that he ran away and was hiding…”
Jenelle and David have consistently denied that any abuse took place. However, after Jenelle found out that David now has a felony charge, she took to social media to blast the county officials.
“Can’t even call for concerns about them causing mass chaos because I get threatened to get thrown in jail, nice,” Jenelle wrote on Facebook. “It’s okay, you will all see the light eventually.”
A court source confirmed to The Ashley that Jenelle did indeed call the county on Friday to blast them for not informing her and David of the charge… and it did not go over well with the county officials. (More on that later….)
Jenelle also posted a series of comments on Facebook, writing, “I’m over here minding my own business, trying to post positive content and people are constantly trying to bring me down..”
In another post, Jenelle complained that she and David have been the victims of corruption. (That post has since been deleted, though.)
“I live in the most corrupt place in the world,” Jenelle— who obviously has not heard of North Korea— wrote. “It’s funny how bias people are against us….when the truth comes out I hope you feel stupid. I can not stand where I live. The feds should be looking into all the corruption I’ve dealt with for years with the law enforcement of North Carolina. Definitely moving when all of this is said and done. Can’t wait. #FreshStart #FamilyFirst”
Anyway, a new court date has not been given for David as of press time.
The Ashley will update this story soon. Stay tuned…
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