On Thursday, however, a report from the Columbus County Sheriff's Office seemed to indicate that Jenelle and David had faked the dog's death as some sort of publicity stunt.
From the outset, the conclusions in the report came under scrutiny -- after all, why would the Easons set in motion a chain of events that would result in such profound legal consequences?
Now, Jenelle is setting the record straight about these bizarre allegations in an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Gossip.
The Dog Incident
"I never made a report against David in the first place," Jenelle told us exclusively. "The cops called me and left me voicemail asking me to call them back about the 'dog incident.'"
When we asked about today's police report and the allegations that she lied about the events of April 29, Evans had this to say:
Cutting to the Chase
"I called back the Chief of Police because he wanted to speak with me the beginning of May 2019. When I called him, before I can even speak, he said to me, 'Mrs. Eason, I need to know the truth about this situation. I have many media outlets calling me about it and I want to tell you right now if this is a publicity stunt you need to tell me because I have other cases including things like rape that I have to deal with. If you are doing it for publicity then I understand and will close the case and you can go about your business.”