After years of fighting for custody of her two oldest children, Jace and Kaiser, Jenelle Evans’ third child, 2-year-old Ensley, has officially been removed from her North Carolina home.
Earlier this month, the “Teen Mom” star’s husband, David Eason, brutally beat and savagely shot and killed their family dog, Nugget, after he claimed it snapped at their daughter’s face. Though Eason claimed he killed the dog in defense of his 2-year-old daughter, fans believed his actions were extreme, especially since the alleged bite barely even bruised Ensley’s skin.
In the wake of Eason’s actions, MTV moved to sever business ties with Evans, as it highlighted its previous decision to stop filming Eason over complaints about his homophobic and racist comments. After that, Evans’ oldest children were removed from the home, as the two-year-old was left for her own safety.
But now, just days later, a North Carolina judge has ruled to remove Ensley, as well, claiming the two-year-old may very well be at risk in the presence of her father. According to TMZ, the Department of Social Services reportedly served the order on Tuesday, with restrictions similar to the stay-away orders imposed on Evans’ other two children.
According to the publication, Evans’ 9-year-old is currently in Evans’ mother’s custody, as she is the legal guardian. Although Evans has visitation rights over Jace, CPS has reportedly pulled the plug on all visits to Evans’ home until the investigation into the dog killing is complete. Evans’ 4-year-old son, Kaiser, has been placed in the custody of his father’s family, and according to a family source, Ensley is “out of the house,” but her specific location remains unclear.