David Eason Facing Upgraded Felony Child Abuse Charge


Jenelle Evans’ husband, David Eason, is now facing a more serious charge in his criminal child abuse case as it pertains to her teenage son. An official at the Columbus County Courthouse in North Carolina confirms that Eason’s charges have been recently updated, and it’s bad news for him because now he’s got a felony that he’s facing. He’s in their system with one count of misdemeanor child abuse and one count of felony assault by strangulation.

Key Takeaway

David Eason is now facing an upgraded felony charge of assault by strangulation in addition to the initial misdemeanor child abuse charge, following the alleged incident involving Jenelle Evans’ son, Jace.

The Upgraded Charge

Eason was initially facing just a single charge of misdemeanor child abuse, but now a new felony charge has been added. This comes after law enforcement in NC accused David of roughing up Jenelle’s 14-year-old, Jace, in late September, resulting in marks on his arm and neck. The investigation led to the addition of a separate strangulation charge, escalating the severity of the case.

Implications for Jenelle

While there was speculation that Jenelle might also face charges in connection to the incident, no such developments have occurred thus far. However, the situation has put a spotlight on the well-being of Jace, who was placed in foster care by CPS after running away from Jenelle’s mother Barbra’s house.

Jenelle’s Response

On social media, Jenelle hinted at the possibility of a documentary about her life, potentially addressing the ongoing challenges she and her family are facing. This comes amidst the tumultuous events surrounding her son and husband.