The "Teen Mom" star, Jenelle Evans, reportedly told investigators that she had invented the story of her husband, David Eason, who had killed their French bulldog "for advertising," according to the sheriff of Columbus County, North Carolina.
"Jenelle said that the reason she wrote the animal cruelty report was for advertising and because she did not know where her dog was," officials said, according to WECT, an affiliate of NBC.
The sheriff's office also said that a search at Evans and Eason revealed "no evidence of blood or other physical evidence to validate that an animal had been fatally wounded on the property."
Evans first claimed that Eason had shot the dog, Nugget, after the dog had reportedly chased him. In an Instagram article now removed from Nugget snapshot to Ensley, 2 years old, Eason said, "I do not care which animal bites my baby on the face … whether it's your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I can not stand at all that s – t. "
He continued, "I want to protect my family, that's the mission of my life. Some people deserve to be killed or die, and my family matters a lot to me.
On social networks, some people have accused Evans of lying to the police to conceal Eason.
"Did not the children confirm that David killed Nugget? The sheriff can not be so stupid, "said one person wrote on Twitter. "They know she's protecting him. She should be accused of filing a false police report.
The Columbus County Sheriff's Office has announced the closure of the investigation and no charges will be laid in this case.
The authorities have not provided information on Nugget's whereabouts.
An Evans representative could not be reached for comment.