Jenelle Evans of 'Teen Mom 2' arrested for harassing former roommate
Janelle Evans, a cast member on the MTV reality series "Teen Mom 2," is once again facing legal trouble.
The 20-year-old was arrested in Brunswick County, North Carolina, on January 10 and charged with making harassing phone calls and threats to her former roommate Hannah Inman, according to the Associated Press. The "Teen Mom 2" star was released on $1,000 bond shortly after her arrest.
Evan's attorney, Dustin Sullivan, said on January 11 the charges against Evans was made in retaliation after she accused a local man, named James Duffy, of cyberstalking.
"The allegations against Janelle are completely unfounded and untrue. I believe that everyone will see that once we get this ball rolling and under way," Sullivan said.
Inman, the woman accusing Evans, shares the same address as Duffy. Days earlier, Evans had accused Duffy of cyberstalking and communicating threats, according to misdemeanor criminal complaints filed with the court.
Evans, who is the mother of Jace, took to her official Facebook page to talk about the incident.
"Yes I was arrested again. It's okay, Hannah's just calling her own bluffs. How can I harass u with phone calls when u clearly don't own a cell phone? I've dropped this argument weeks ago," she said in a post written on January 10. "She's mad cuz I took out charges first on Duffy for cyber stalking. She claims that she move out becuz I said I would 'eventually kill her' when clearly her old phone has texts that states 'look I'm moving out to yr house Duffy so we can move to new jersey so I can get famous for my singing'. Yes u set me up and yes u will go down. CAN'T WAIT FOR COURT!"
This not the first time Evans has been in trouble with the law. She was charged with assault in March 2011 after a fight recorded on video. She was sentenced to 12 months probation and community service on one charge of drug paraphernalia in April. In August, she was charged with violating her probation after testing positive for marijuana and opiates.
"Teen Mom 2" documents the challenges of four teens' first years of motherhood. It is the spin-off of reality series "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom."
Evans' fellow "Teen Mom 2" cast member, Leah Messer, is reportedly pregnant with her third child and is engaged.