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Myrtle Beach police plan to charge ‘Teen Mom 2’ star in assault

Jenelle Evans
Jenelle Evans

Myrtle Beach police sought arrest warrants for “Teen Mom 2” personality Jenelle Evans, 23, in connection with her former fiancé being assaulted late Tuesday, according to a police report.

Nathan Griffith, 27, went to the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to report that just before 11 p.m. Tuesday Evans came to his home and assaulted him in the 2100 block of Brewster Drive, police said. He asked for a restraining order.

Evans had not been taken into custody as of 10 a.m. Wednesday.

But she tweeted that she was assaulted by Griffith before the incident described in the police report.

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. The officer planned to charge Evans with criminal domestic violence.

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.

Griffith does not have any prior convictions of domestic violence, but was arrested on a charge on March 4, which also involved Evans. That charge has been dismissed.

Evans was previously 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.

Griffith and Evans have been featured on MTV’s reality show about young women who got pregnant and had a child. The couple have a child together.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or on Twitter @tonyaroot.

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