Clearing the Air
"When I responded I told him, 'Yes, what you heard is true about my dog. This isn’t a publicity stunt and I’m not sure where my dog is or what happened to my dog but you would have to call David and ask. I was inside my house with my kids when David went outside with the dog.'"
What Really Happened
In the police report, Jenelle says she heard the gunshot, but did not see David shoot the dog. We asked her exactly what happened that fateful day, and here's what she told us:
A Common Occurrence
"I told them I hear gunshots all the time at my house and my neighbor down the road even shoots his cannon sometimes. Told them I don’t remember if I heard a gunshot or not. I never saw anything and was in the house with my kids the entire time (Ensley, Kaiser, and Maryssa)," Jenelle wrote in an email interview.
Maryssa on the Stand
"Maryssa even got on stand in court, with the CPS case, and testified that the story of the dog did in fact happen. Not sure why the police would lie about this entire investigation," Evans said of her 11-year-old stepdaughter. She then leveled this shocking allegation:
"Detective Jacobs got on stand during court also and tried saying my house was 'filthy' and 'cluttered' when he conducted his search. My lawyer proved Detectives Jacobs wrong during his testimony by showing him my Ring camera of the night he was there and it showed my house to be spotless and no clutter."
A Bold Allegation
"These police ended their 'investigation' a month ago and told David’s lawyer, Bill Gore, that they were closing the case. I honestly think they are doing this for their own publicity because they could have wrote up their “press release” weeks ago," Jenelle told us. "I’ve never in my life dealt with a police department ever 'releasing a press statement' about their investigations. "