Jenelle Evans went on a social media (and county courthouse phoneline) tirade last week, after finding out that her husband, David Eason, had an additional felony charge of “Assault by Strangulation” added to his existing child abuse charge– and now, it’s David’s turn to hit The Interwebs.
The Ashley broke the news on Friday that David had been been charged with “Assault By Strangulation following his January 10 court date. This charge comes several months after the fired Teen Mom 2 dad was charged with misdemeanor child abuse stemming from from an incident in September in which Jenelle’s teen son Jace told authorities that he ran away from the Easons’ home on The Land because he was allegedly assaulted by David.
David decided to speak out in a series of Facebook posts and comments. Mr. Jenelle Evans declared his innocence, and then denied that there is Ring camera footage from a neighbor’s house that shows his alleged assault on Jace.
“I know you’re probably still wearing your Covid mask and waiting for aliens to fall out the sky but I can promise you one thing, THERE IS NO RING CAMERA FOOTAGE!” David wrote on his verified Facebook page. “If there was it would just prove my innocence…”
In another post made on Monday, David declared that he has done nothing wrong.
“You can pray for my downfall all you want but you’re only hurting yourself,” he wrote. “I will always stand strong because I’ve always done what’s right, no matter what you heard. So not only do your words not hurt me but they give me even more encouragement to be the best man I can be for my family!”
David’s posts garnered quite a bit of criticism from people on Facebook, with many pointing out that David has no job and refuses to get one. David’s sister April hopped into the comment section to defend David, insisting that her brother does have a job, though she didn’t specify what it is that David does exactly to earn a living.
“What is the definition of a job?” April wrote. “Lemme tell you…provide services-get paid…. he does that…BOOM…job.”
David also reminded another person in his comment section that he has only been “charged, not convicted” of the assault and child abuse charges. He also told another person who recommended he get counseling that, “I did get counseling, they said I don’t need counseling.”
As The Ashley previously reported, 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.”
On Friday, Jenelle was been burning up the Internet, defending David after news of the additional charge broke.
The Ashley’s sources confirmed that Jenelle was also burning up the courthouse’s phone line on Friday, blasting the county clerks for not informing her and David of his additional charge.
Jenelle also posted a series of comments on Facebook on Friday, 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 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”
David’s next court date has not yet been announced.
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