“‘Teen Mom 2” personality Jenelle Evans, 23, was arrested Thursday and charged with third-degree assault. This is Evan’s third arrest this year, according to jail records.
Horry County police responded to 1239 Eagle Creek Dr. in Myrtle Beach around 2 p.m. Thursday for a report of an assault, according to Lt. Raul Denis.
The victim, a 29-year-old woman, told police she was accompanying her boyfriend to his old residence to retrieve personal belongings, Denis said.
At the residence, Evans – who used to date the victim’s boyfriend – threw a drinking glass at the victim’s head and injured her, according to police.
Evans is charged with third-degree assault and is being taken to J. Reuben Detention Center where she will have a bond hearing, Denis said.
Denis said the full police report would not be ready until Friday.
Evans was previously arrested on May 28 and charged with criminal domestic violence after she turned herself into Myrtle Beach police. She was released on a $2,130 personal recognizance bond later that day.
Nathan Griffith, 27, went to the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 12:30 a.m. May 27 to report that just before 11 p.m. the day before Evans came to his home and assaulted him in the 2100 block of Brewster Drive, police said. He asked for a restraining order.
Griffith told officers that Evans called him from a blocked number and asked him to come outside of his apartment because she threatened to damage his vehicle, according to the report. Once outside, he said Evans, who smelled of alcohol, told him she knew where he lived and they argued.
Griffith said that Evans slapped, punched and tried to kick him down some stairs, according to the report. She also scratched and clawed his back and neck.
Officers noticed Griffith had a ripped shirt and scratches consistent with an assault, according to the report.
Griffith managed to close his apartment door and Evans yelled that he had her cellphone and would not return their son to her, according to the report.
Judge J. Scott Long granted Evans a $2,130 personal recognizance bond and said she was not a flight risk, due to her two-year residence in Horry County.
Evans was also arrested on Feb. 25 on a charge of driving without a license, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. But a search in the Horry County Public Index does not show that charge.
Evans also was arrested on Dec. 15, 2013, and charged with breach of peace, but that charge does not show up in the index, which only lists traffic offenses such as speeding, improper start and seat belt violations.
Evans has been featured on MTV’s reality show about young women who got pregnant and had a child. The show is currently airing its sixth season.
Claire Byun: 626-0381, @Claire_TSN