Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans and disgraced husband David Eason went to court on Thursday to fight a judge’s order that removed her three children from their North Carolina home after Eason shot and killed their family dog
The children were not returned to the couple, and now it could get even dicier for them in their effort to regain custody.
Video, posted by TMZ, shows the pair left the courthouse and got into their SUV with what appears to be a handgun on the dashboard.
Child custody case: Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason left a North Carolina courthouse on Thursday with what appears to be a handgun on the dashboard of their SUV
Evans walked out of the courthouse first with her husband following close behind.
As they headed to their car someone asked: ‘Why did you kill the dog?’
Another question went unanswered when Evans was asked: ‘What happens if you have to choose between your kids and your husband?’
Just as the couple began to drive off, the object on the dash becomes visible.
The object still looks very much like a pistol in screenshots at different angles.
Family troubles: The 27-year-old MTV star was in court to ‘fight a judge’s order’ which removed her three children from their North Carolina home following an incident where David shot and killed their family dog Nugget, according to TMZ
Legal: Evans and Eason left a Columbus County courtroom without answering any questions
Weapon in view? The object on the dash still appears to be a pistol in another screenshot
Driving away: Eason was asked: ‘Why did you kill the dog?’ as they left the courthouse
Shortly before they were seen leaving the Columbus County court room, three children with blankets on their heads were seen being placed in a CPS vehicle and driven away.
This is all started when Eason videotaped their two-year-old daughter Ensley playing with their French Bulldog and shared the clip on social media.
As Ensley tried to kiss the puppy named Nugget, the dog — who is clearly uncomfortable as it cowers and pulls away from the little girl — nipped back at the girls face while the video continued to roll on.
Very public: Eason regularly boasted about his arsenal of weapons and ammunition stored on his land before news broke that he shot and killed the family dog Nugget; seen on Instagram
Brutal: The Blast reported Eason ‘grabbed the family dog by the throat and slammed it on the ground before throwing the helpless animal into the kitchen table; seen on Instagram
Sad: Jenelle has three children: Jace, nine, Ensley, two, and Kaiser, four
The Blast reported that Eason ‘grabbed the dog by the throat and slammed it on the ground’ before throwing the helpless animal into the kitchen table.
He then threw the dog’s body out of the door, grabbed a pistol and shotgun and went outside to shoot the puppy to death, only to return to the home ‘covered in blood.’
Eason has made it his mission to publicly display his love of guns, which includes posting a number of video on social media showing off his weapons and ammunition after getting a visit from the Secret Service.
You’re fired: Shortly after the news broke that Eason had killed the puppy, MTV fired Evans from the show; the network parted ways with Eason last year following his homophobic and transphobic comments posted online; seen on Instagram
Shortly after the news of puppy killing, MTV fired Evans from the show; the network parted ways with Eason last year following his homophobic and transphobic comments posted online.
‘MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of ‘Teen Mom 2’ with him since,” MTV said in a statement following the news of the killing. ‘Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season.’
The former reality star has been married to Eason for nearly three years and was ‘very grateful’ for the opportunity to appear on Teen Mom 2 (a spin-off from the network’s 16 and Pregnant), a representative said in a statement.
The way we were: The former reality star has been married to Eason for nearly three years and was ‘very grateful’ for the opportunity to appear on Teen Mom 2 (a spin-off from the network’s 16 and Pregnant), a representative said in a statement; seen in 2016