EXCLUSIVE! David Eason Gets Additional Felony ‘Assault by Strangulation’ Following His Court Date For His Misdemeanor Child Abuse Charge: Details

“They’re just talkin’ words!”

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].” 

Jenelle currently…probably.

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.” 

Back in October, The Ashley broke the news that Jace told police he ran away from Jenelle and David’s home on The Land because David allegedly assaulted him. 

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” 

Basically the other 49 states right now, thinking about the Easons moving…

Anyway, a new court date has not been given for David as of press time.

The Ashley will update this story soon. Stay tuned…

(Photos: Instagram; Facebook) 


  1. Jenelle- we’ve ALL been waiting to see this “light” or “truth” you speak of, but the rest of us, that live in reality, know that the light doesn’t exist. And LOL- moving from NC, huh? That’s what we call a “geographic” and really, nothing will change because… wherever you go, there YOU are. You are the problem. You continue to stay with this POS ogre who strangled your son… and you STILL defend him. You continue to rattle your mouth on social media. You keep bashing your mother- the woman that took care of your responsibility while you went on to have Kaiser and then Ensley… Two kids you had NO business having. SMH This girl… there is no hope for her I swear.

  2. Jenelle leave him. Your Mom would be there for you if you left him. You know she would. She loves you. She raised your child. You could reunite and do the best for Jace and your other kids. You could make this right for your first born son. Hands on your children is never acceptable. See the light. You can make it right. That would be a great reality tv show. Life after the swamp.

  3. If anyone laid a hand on my kid- whether it be their father or not, I would not stick by them and make my child seem to be the one in the wrong. No matter what Jace said or did- he should not be touched in anyway that hurts him!
    She is no mother. I can’t Believe she’s sticking with him…. She needs the other kids to be taken out of her care. Hopefully when he gets found guilty conditions of his release/parole is that he’s not to be around minors. She left him once before when the kids got taken off them but went back to him as soon as it was all sorted.
    Someone needs to protect those kids! Since she won’t

  4. Yet, general society perceives and treats human procreative ‘rights’ as though we’ll somehow, in blind anticipation, be innately inclined to sufficiently understand and appropriately nurture our children’s naturally developing minds and needs.

    Meantime, in protest to newly mandated elementary school curriculum that teaches something undoubtedly controversial, a picket sign read, “We don’t co-parent with the government”. But maybe a lot of incompetent yet procreative parents nowadays should.

    Owing to the Only If It’s In My Own Back Yard mindset, however, the prevailing collective attitude (implicit or subconscious) basically follows: ‘Why should I care — my kids are alright?’ or ‘What is in it for me, the taxpayer, if I support social programs for other people’s troubled families?’

    While some people will justify it as a normal thus moral human evolutionary function, the self-serving OIIIMOBY can debilitate social progress, even when social progress is most needed. And it seems this distinct form of societal penny wisdom but pound foolishness is a very unfortunate human characteristic that’s likely with us to stay.

    As a moral rule, a physically and mentally sound future should be every child’s fundamental right — along with air, water, food and shelter — especially considering the very troubled world into which they never asked to enter.

  5. People will continue procreating regardless of their inability to parent their children in a psychologically functional/healthy manner. And many seem to perceive thus treat human procreative ‘rights’ as though they [people] will somehow, in blind anticipation, be innately inclined to sufficiently understand and appropriately nurture their children’s naturally developing minds and needs.

    As liberal democracies, we cannot prevent anyone from bearing children, including the incompetent and reckless procreators. We can, however, educate all young people for the most important job ever, even those high-schoolers who plan to remain childless.

    If nothing else, such child-development curriculum could offer students an idea/clue as to whether they’re emotionally suited for the immense responsibility and strains of parenthood. Given what is at stake, should they not at least be equipped with such valuable science-based knowledge?

    Understanding the science behind every child’s healthy/functional development can at least enable a prospective parent to make an educated decision on how they wish to go about rearing any future children.

  6. Abuse left unhindered prolongedly readily results in a helpless child’s brain improperly developing. The emotional and/or psychological trauma acts as a starting point into a life in which the brain uncontrollably releases potentially damaging levels of inflammation-promoting stress hormones and chemicals, even in non-stressful daily routines.

    It can amount to non-physical-impact brain-damage abuse: It has been described as a continuous, discomforting anticipation of ‘the other shoe dropping’ and simultaneously being scared of how badly you will deal with the upsetting event, which usually never transpires.

    The lasting emotional/psychological pain from such trauma is very formidable yet invisibly confined to inside one’s head. It is solitarily suffered, unlike an openly visible physical disability or condition, which tends to elicit sympathy/empathy from others.

    It can make every day a mental ordeal, unless the turmoil is prescription and/or illicitly medicated. [To a significant degree, I know such self-medicating from personal experience.]

    The wellbeing of all children — and not just what other parents’ children might/will cost us as future criminals or costly cases of government care, etcetera — should be of great importance to us all, regardless of whether we’re doing a great job with our own developing children. And a healthy future should be every child’s fundamental right, especially since they never asked to enter this very troubled world!

  7. Jenelle, David has assaulted you on multiple occasions and assaulted other girls he dated as well. He is rude, arrogant, he is ugly, a man who abuses women and children. You two non educated a**wholes are trash. Just like Amber Portwood, he is violent, there’s a history to prove -his criminal records tells the story of his character (and yours).
    This SUPERIOR court JUDGE – who has more study than yours and Davids whole family combined – is there to make sure your son is safe. Before calling a superior court judge corrupt take a look at yourself, jail bird.

    1. It really depends on the judge. But, this time is different because the victim is a child.
      Essentially, Judge will consider his previous arrests, any records of domestic violence, and It’s really not good (for him) that the victim is a child. You could expect the judge to throw the book at him, BUT based on how the courts have been so lenient on them in the past , it’s hard to tell.

      *her comments accusing the judge of being corrupt bring a lot of doubts in to their jurisdiction. I guarantee you the judge will be aware and when he becomes aware it will piss him off. You really don’t want to piss off the judge who is overseeing your case.

    2. That’s the problem. He probably WON’T go to jail!! As we have all seen, both David and Jennelle have multiple arrests and many many problems with the law, yet they always get away with it. North Carolina is one of the worst states when it comes to prosecuting people for child abuse. David has been accused several times for abusing Kaiser and the courts just ignored it. Jenelle and David will always walk away from this kind of case because of the liberal law on child abuse in North Carolina. In fact, I’m sure she will change her mind about moving from there once she realizes that in most other states, she and David would be dealt with properly and those kids would’ve been taken from them long ago.

  8. Suck it Duhnelle and Sasquatch!
    I can only pray that these charges stick. I really do not know how these people sleep at night. The scum of the Earth.
    I pray to God that they have to pay what they’ve done to those kids, animals,
    He messages his ex and sends him pictures of Janelle’s disgusting bedroom, she should be ashamed, but she’s not. She defends him. She puts him above her child. She is a piece of shit! Please, God let them pay for what they’ve done to lose innocent children.

  9. It would be SO AWESOME if he got a lot of jail time! You know Jenelle wouldn’t wait, she would find someone else (possibly the same or worse…but can you even find a worse person than HIM?!) and then a bitter custody/divorce battle would commence.

    Is it just me or the worse his offences are, more she sticks by his side?! It’s just bizarre!

  10. My heart is literally breaking for Jace. That monster had no business physically assaulting him. Even if jace was in the wrong he had no right to assault him. Im positive now that most likely jenelle has been abused also. Those little ones are in danger too. Its just a matter of time. With all the stress in that house he will prob explode again. I hope to hell that jenelle gets them away from him. He already killed her dog. I hope the state hammers him. As a person who grew up being abused by my father and being strangled by my father the marks go away but the pain never goes away.I hope Jace gets the help he will need to someday heal from all the chaos in his life.

    1. I’m sorry you had these terrible experiences. I hope you are in a safe place now.

      I work with young children and every case of abuse makes me so angry!

      I’m not a believer, but I would wish hell on all child/woman/animal abusers

    2. Do you know what this means??
      If convicted of a felony they BOTH have to turn in their guns & can never own a fire arm.
      (She doesn’t have to but he can’t live in a home with a fire area soo.)

      1. GOOD!! Let’s hope he’s convicted. Losing his precious guns would probably be a worse punishment for him than some time in the clink. And he’s so stupid and has zero impulse control that he’ll probably continue to have guns, inevitably get caught when cops are called on him for whatever harmful activities he’s up to, then back into prison. It’ll be a never ending cycle.

        1. Hopefully if he is convicted & has to surrender his guns, it will decrease the amount of danger the kids are in, even if it’s only by a little bit.

          I know that regardless of whether Jenelle’s unemployed, broke, unambitious, and lazy financial liability husband has his firearms or not, he is and will always be a potentially lethal threat to the kids’ health, safety, wellbeing and survival due to him being an domestic violence abuser. But if the guns get removed from his possession and home by the government, then that’s one less lethal tool for that unemployed loser of a man to have at his disposal to use against the kids.

          If the state of North Carolina is not going to remove the kids from that dangerous life threatening hell hole of a house that they call home and allow the kids to continue suffer from t living in the abusive environment they’re in, then the least the system can do is remove the weapons from the broke unemployment child beating loser possession so that he can not use them while he’s abusing the children.

          That’s the bare minimum the system can do for these kids. If they are not going to save them, then at least do something to reduce the amount of danger, pain, suffering, fear, and the degree to which their literal lives are put in danger by simply living in the type of hell hole they’re currently residing in.

  11. HAHAHAAHA! She is an idiot stick. 100% I have zero remorse for her or him. Somebody assaults my child, they are GONE!

  12. Jannelle has once again failed her son.. I pray Jace has a chance to choose to rise above what he was born into and fight to raise himself into a decent man..

  13. Imagine being so stupid that you lay in bed with the man that has a felony child abuse charge against him. Every night she does some stupid post praising David. Now she is trying to do June Cleaver posts showing she is the golly gee bestest mom in the world. As if the rest of us don’t know what she is doing. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised with her though because she didn’t care when he murdered the family dog either.

    1. Right? Did you see her “Oh gosh, have any other moms ever brought their kids to school and didn’t realize it was a 2-hour delay?” thing? Like girl, sit down, your husband STRANGLED your son and you defended your husband, not your strangled SON. You are not Miss Typical Mom over here. You are fooling NO ONE. You’re a disgusting POS. And everyone knows you spend your entire life on social media, smoking weed, and in chaos, leaving ZERO time that you actually spend with your children. Barb nailed it when she described Jenelle’s photo op at that picnic as whatever she called it, like fake family show-off time or whatever. That’s ALL it is.

  14. She’s complaining about corruption where she lives?? The only corruption is the fact that her swampy ass, and David’s swampy beard, are still roaming around free with kids and animals. That’s corruption of justice right thetr!

  15. The delusion continues. No one is biased against the swampsters. They have demonstrated they are prone to violence and incompetent adults. None of us go around shooting dogs and assaulting children.

  16. Well Jenelle, it sounds like you and David need to start over on the other side of the world. Leave the kids and pets with someone else and don’t let the door hit ya in the rear!

  17. In what alternate universe are children permitted to remain in a home where one of the adults is charged with abuse? Then, allowed to stay in the house after additional charges have been leveled? Not to mention the fact that one of the remaining kids, Kaiser, has been alledged to have been abused on several ocassions.

    1. This is what I’d like to know!!! All of this time while they’ve been investigating Jack-ass Jenelle and Dumb-fuck David, and they leave those poor kids in the house with these two so called parents??? Just crazy!! No one will ever rescue those poor kids. At least Jace and Marissa got out alive!!

  18. I wonder if the judge or any of the other supporting staff who never watch teen mom show now has watched it just to see what a real basket case they are to try and help the kids lol

    We can only hope and pray!

  19. What makes her think she’s so special to have all those people/government agencies conspiring against her. She is delusional!

  20. GOOD! Well deserved.

    And Jenelle, the chances that you’re gonna convince people that the FBI, the local police, your Mom, Jace, the investigators, the social workers, CPS, and 2 judges, the state of North Carolina, and now a Superior Court are ALL IN TOGETHER ON A BIG CONSPIRACY against you is ZERO. That is absolutely preposterous and truly an insane thing to claim. You’ve watched too many wacky conspiracy theory movies or maybe it’s that you think you’re JUST that important. Just stop, you’re embarrassing yourself.

    This is a whole new level of choosing your man over your mom and your kids. He’s abused you, abused your kids, killed your dog, and now he STRANGLED your first-born son. He does not work. He has caused you to lose a colossal amount of money and job opportunities. But to this day you defend him over your innocent children, your innocent pet, and your mom who worked her ass off all her life and raised your son for you while you were out partying. And took you back in after every POS boyfriend you had hurt you. Next time he beats you, who are you going to call? Every other time you went home to your mom. What’s gonna happen next time, now that you’ve declared war on your mom to cover for your animal of a husband?

    Get off the internet, stop with the excuses and lies, take care of your young children at home (how they are still there is beyond me), and get help. You’re not too old to start over and you have the resources that most women dream of. Grow the eff up and be a real woman and mother.

    1. Remember how she said she can’t leave david cuz black mail or whatever he had on her.

      How bad is it for her to stay for all that? She knows all this too. So willing choosing. Hmmm

  21. I’ll buy a CourTV subscription if I could actually see these 2 ass hats be held accountable. Not holding my breath though.
    I hope that felony charge sticks though. I wonder what implications this has on the other kids in their custody.

  22. I would have an absolute coronary if anyone laid a hand on my child. Good mothers have rage to protect their kids. I am furious when I see someone texting and driving bc I think, “what if they hit me and my child gets hurt?” Good mothers think of these things constantly.
    Jenelle is a horrible excuse of a mother. A tragedy that she has custody of 2/3 kids.

  23. #FamilyFirst?!?! Is her son not her family?? What she really meant to say was #DavidFirst, there I fixed it. She’s such an asshole.

  24. Why did it get continued again? I thought this judge was a hard a$$ and advocate for children and it would only be done once as apparently the only lawyer willing to defend him was on maternity leave?!

    1. Court is a long drawn out process no matter what it is for. Mine kept getting continued when I took my ex back to court for full custody as we had 50/50, but he went to jail & then 6 months of rehab.

  25. Girl, they aren’t corrupt. They’re holding you and your swamp monster accountable for your actions. Thank god the abuse was caught on camera. But even then with that proof, it’ll be like the gun incident and she’ll still deny it ever happening. Dumb as hell dumbnelle

  26. If that lunatic, David Eason gets convicted of a felony, he loses all his guns and ammunition he is so proud of displaying!

    I am going to predict right now, if this happens, he will get Janelle to get licensed and have them kept in the house in HER possession. This makes me feel very uncomfortable for those children!

    1. This is not how it works. If he’s a felon, there should not be firearms at the residence. Janelle cannot transfer it to her name and keep it at the swamp. She can have his guns, if she transfers to her name but to take possession of it she would have to live in a different home.
      If there’s a temporary protective order on David, for the assault on Jace, most likely he doesn’t have a gun to his name. You can’t have firearms if there’s a P.O. in place. Cops will come to your residence and remove your guns until/if a judge dismiss your case.

      1. I don’t understand why he has been allowed to keep any of them. Where I’m from if you have a medical marijuana card you can’t own a gun. Period even if it’s legal

  27. That “””corruption””” has worked in your favor FOR. YEARS.

    They’re finally cutting you and your dead weight, dead beat abuser husband loose, Jenelle.

    Your cronies at the county are DONE with the two of you!!

  28. Jenelle should be facing felony charges too for allowing this man to abuse her children. They shouldn’t be allowed around children at all.

    1. I think her charges are coming. I truly believe that they are trying. The case will need to develop a little further.

  29. I’m gonna be honest, I have absolutely no hope he’s finally gonna have consequences. These two get away with everything.

    1. My guess is if he pleads quilty to the lesser charge, they will throw out the felony. Which honestly I hope that does not happen.

  30. I never wanted to beat someone up so bad like I want to do with those two POS. I hope that they both end up in jail and they kids are removed from that swamp ASAP

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