There may be more than a possible divorce in the cards for Jenelle Evans’ husband after he shot and killed her beloved French Bulldog for biting their child.
“Teen Mom 2” star David Eason is now allegedly now under investigation by North Carolina authorities for animal cruelty after admitting he killed the dog to protect his daughter, Ensley.
According to TMZ, local police and Animal Control said they initiated a joint investigation into animal cruelty against David.
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#Family ? After this stressful reunion, I’ve been put through the ringer. To trust an entire group of people for years then they turn their back on you and treat you like a puppet is beyond words. Family is everything I need to make it through my hard times and I am truly #blessed for what I have today. Didn’t take many pictures but super happy my mom was there by my side to defend everything. Please don’t ever let anyone bring you down and be strong in whatever you do. #TeenMom2 #ReunionSpecial
They are currently trying to confirm if the animal is dead and if the family has the corpse before proceeding.
TMZ reports that Animal Control attempted to go to the property on May 2 but turned back after seeing a pit bull and “No Trespassing” signs.
Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement to People:
“On May 1, 2019, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus County Animal Control initiated a joint investigation into allegations of animal cruelty that reportedly occurred at a residence on Money Hole Road in Riegelwood. The investigation is ongoing. No further details will be released at this time to preserve the integrity of the investigation.”
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Nugget… I’m crying everyday. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless. You were my side kick and knew the moment I felt bad and would cuddle with me. You still had a lot to learn and a lot to grow from your lessons. Everyday I wake up you’re not here, when I come home you’re not here, when I go to bed… you’re not here. You’re gone forever and there’s no coming back. #Heartbroken #Distraught ???
In a now-deleted Instagram post, David shared a video of the dog snapping at his 2-year-old daughter after she got near the animal’s face, Dearly reported. He wrote:
I dont give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I dont put up with that s**t at all. I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isnt the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge weather or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME.
TMZ reports that the father slammed the dog on the back deck before taking the animal to the woods where he shot it to death.
Jenelle said she was “distraught” over the incident and was considering divorce. Though she clarified that “nothing is finalized.”
David isn’t facing any charges as of now.