Jenelle spoke with US Weekly about the incident, saying, “He just took her and shot her in the woods, about two acres away from the house.”
As we reported, local law enforcement said they won’t act on the killing until Jenelle comes to them to report the crime … one source we spoke to said media reports and social media postings aren’t enough to trigger an investigation.
Jenelle also told US, “At this time, we are dealing with this rough situation. I want to focus on what’s best for me and my kids.”
9:45 AM PT — Police went to Jenelle and David’s house Tuesday night to perform a welfare check on Ensley. Officers found everyone, including Ensley, was okay.
As for the dog — a law enforcement source tells TMZ … David told cops Nugget was alive, although he would not let them see the dog. We’re told cops have no evidence showing anything happened to the dog.
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Dept. says it’s contacted Animal Control, but as far as any further investigation from cops … our source says Jenelle would need to make a report on her own. We’re told officers won’t act on “sensationalized media reports or social media posts.” The source said it’s irrelevant to cops what Jenelle says on IG.
Meanwhile, PETA says it hopes charges are filed against Eason if it’s true he shot Nugget. They say, “People who abuse animals typically don’t stop there.” “Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans is heartbroken over the death of her dog, which was shot and killed by her husband … who is defending his disturbing move in the name of protecting his family.
David Eason admits he killed the family’s French bulldog, Nugget, because it bit the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Ensley. He shared a video that appears to show the dog snapping at Ensley as she’s moving closer to its face for a kiss.