OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Friday, we told you about MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans and a video of the tabloid star fighting another Brunswick County teen. Over the weekend Jenelle, the girl she fought and the girl seen pushing Jenelle into the fight in the video landed in jail.
This time, though, Jenelle’s lawyer says he thinks she was set up.
After the video of Jenelle fighting Oak Island resident Britany Truett hit the Internet last week, charges quickly followed. Oak Island Police arrested Jenelle Sunday around 9 p.m. on warrants for assault and simple affray.
The police report says when the officer arrested Jenelle, the 19-year-old had consumed drugs or alcohol, although it does not specify what substance she had used or how much. Police took her to the Brunswick County Jail, where she was released on a $500 secured bond.
Police arrested the other girl in the fight, Truett, Saturday for simple affray. She was also released on a $500 bond.
When we tried to contact Truett, we were told we needed to contact Splash Media in Los Angeles, which would organize all of Truett’s interviews. The organization is also responsible for the video of the fight and pictures of Truett afterward online.
Jenelle’s lawyer Dustin Sullivan of Bolivia told us he is not convinced the fight was simply caught on tape.
“We’re trying to do a little investigating to see if any of the parties involved in the altercation were in fact paid for getting this set up,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan says some media outlets know of reality show drama before it happens, which makes him question the nature of the altercations.
“We’ve received some information that one of the individuals was in fact paid a considerable amount of money, and it had nothing to do with Miss Evans, so that leads me to believe that there’s a lot more to this than just a simple altercation that was between two females,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan says he has not spoken to Jenelle about the arrest yet.
When we went by the home listed on the arrest report where Jenelle was arrested, the home owners told us they’ve received more attention than they ever expected to get by helping a friend. They told us Jenelle was not there, but her car was parked outside.
Jenelle’s friends told us Jenelle does not know who she can trust anymore because so many people are selling her out for fame and fortune.
The folks at Splash Media told us Brittany Truett will be on Good Morning America tomorrow morning. Producers at the show confirmed to us they are trying to book her, but nothing has been finalized.
Also arrested was Brittany Maggard, who allegedly pushed Jenelle into the fight.
Jenelle’s legal troubles also mean more trouble for her on-again, off-again boyfriend. Oak Island Police say when they picked up the teen mom last night, she was with Kieffer Delp. He had an outstanding warrant for cocaine possession.
The arrest report says he had consumed either drugs or alcohol when he was arrested.
Delp is still in jail under $5,000 bond.