“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans and her husband, David Eason, appeared in a North Carolina court Thursday, days after Evans’ three children were reportedly removed from their home amid allegations that Eason had fatally shot her dog.
According to TMZ, Evans, 27, and David Eason were in court to fight a judge’s order which resulted in CPS taking Evans’ three children from the home. The tabloid reported that several children with blankets over their heads were spotted being put into a CPS vehicle and leaving about 15 minutes before the couple exited the courthouse.
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The Blast reported that Eason was witnessed beating the French bulldog in front of their minor children before taking the dog outside and fatally shooting it. Eason reportedly killed Evans’ dog, named Nugget, for snapping at their 2-year-old daughter, Ensley.
The couple’s court appearance comes a day after the toddler was reportedly removed from her parents’ home under a court order. According to TMZ, a judge issued a stay-away order for Evans’ two other children, Jace, 9, and Kaiser, 4; Jace was placed with Evans’ mother and Kaiser is with his father’s family. Eason’s daughter, Maryssa, 11, was also removed from the residence following the court order, according to InTouch Weekly.
A source told RadarOnline that Eason recently was ousted from a supervised visit with his two daughters for arguing with social workers. Insiders told the news outlet that Ensley and Maryssa are staying with Maryssa’s grandmother.
“He was causing trouble,” the source claimed. “He was arguing with everybody.”
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reportedly alerted Columbus County Animal Control to the dog’s alleged shooting death. Animal control told The Blast that there’s nothing they can do as they handle abuse claims involving animals that are alive.
Reports indicated that Eason will not face criminal charges for the dog’s death unless Evans reports it.
TMZ reported that Evans is still living with Eason, noting that her husband–not the “Teen Mom” star—is the subject of CPS probe.
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