ONLY ON 3: Interest in 'Teen Mom' arrest overwhelms sheriff's new spokesman
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Last night's arrest of "Teen Mom 2" star Janelle Evans may not have been too surprising given her criminal record. But for Brunswick County Sheriff's spokesman Del Routh, who is still fairly new to the job, the huge influx of media attention was a little overwhelming.

Call after call. E-mail after e-mail. Routh has gotten his fill of teen mom Janelle. Since around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff's spokesman says he's gotten information requests from all over the country.

Deputies arrested the 20-year-old reality star yesterday on charges of placing harassing phone calls and communicating threats. No stranger to trouble with the law, Evans has faced a charge of assault following a fight video that went viral, trespassing and breaking and entering and a previous charge of harassing phone calls.

Routh, who has only been on the job for about three months, says he was not prepared for all the attention.

"If I had been a little been more prepared for what's been ongoing, then I would be a little bit more prepared and would have understood what was happening, and I didn't know why there was so much interest in this special case. So that was the biggest thing: that I wasn't familiar with it, but I can guarantee you I am very familiar with it now," Routh said.

Routh says he had never seen the reality shows that Evans has been on.

He got requests from about 30 different organizations from New York, LA, Florida and, of course, North Carolina.

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This makes me long for the days when there was some social stigma to public drunkeness and acting like a slut!

This girl is not a mother. Her mother is raising her child. Something that happens way too often.

Her mother is bailing her out, and she hates her mother for it.

This person obviously has no fear of jail time because she's a "star".

Smile for the camera, I wonder if the DA has seen this goofy stoop.

Will the justice system teach her a lesson? I doubt it.

This girl is a worthless P.O.S. (Piece of _ _ _ _)!!!!!!!!!!!!

ooooooh oooooohhh!!! lets play a game of hangman with that.

This is a stupid article, what's the point?

White trash - needs to be flushed!

I grew up in Southport and have experienced everything that this girl is being made famous for....this is life folks. Reality TV is going too far to be taken seriously anymore. If this is reality, why are criminals being paid big bucks to act stupid? I'd be a friggin millionaire if this was reality!

Then send them both on a one way flight to the West Coast

The person she threatened definitely deserved it. Lots of people try to use her fame to attract attention to themselves and because she is so popular every altercation is amplified.