North Myrtle Beach police arrest ‘Teen Mom’ Jenelle Evans

mprabhu@thesunnews.comDecember 15, 2013 

Jenelle Lauren Evans

North Myrtle Beach police arrested a “Teen Mom 2” personality Saturday on charges of breaching the peace.

Jenelle Evans, 21, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 5:10 p.m. Saturday. She was released on bail at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, according to the jail website.

Evans was featured on the second season of MTV show “16 and pregnant” before being seen on “Teen Mom 2.”

According to a preliminary police account, officers responded to a call for a public disturbance between a male and a female outside a residence on Belle Drive in North Myrtle Beach.

When officers arrived, Nathan Griffith, 26, was standing outside talking on his cell phone and told police Evans, whom he identified as his girlfriend, had locked him out of the house during a verbal argument, according to the account.

While officers were interviewing Griffith, they said Evans opened the door to let their dog run away, but Griffith caught the dog. Police said Evans then closed the door and would not reopen it or speak with the officers.

Evans sent Griffith text messages – while officers were still there – blaming him for calling the police and said she was angry at him for involving them.

Griffith said he would take the dog for a walk and let things cool off and police left.

A short time later, officers were dispatched to the same location for complaints of loud yelling. Griffith told police he got into the home through an open kitchen window and he and Evans began arguing again.

He opened the door for the officers to speak with Evans, but she locked herself in a bathroom and refused to cooperate, police said.

Officers began to leave when they said the observed Evans walking to and from her car, “yelling profanity in a high-pitched voice,” police said. Officers warned her not to use profanity outside the residence, but said she did not.

Officers then placed her under arrest for breaching the peace.

Evans recently was in the news after revealing last week that she is pregnant with her second child, her first with Griffith.

Griffith was arrested in September and charged with third-offense of driving under the influence, disobeying a police officer, driving on the wrong side of the road, speeding in a reduced speed zone, resisting arrest and driving under suspension, third or subsequent offense.

Griffith is awaiting a jury trial in the case.

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