Teen Mom alum Ryan Edwards is arrested for violating parole… weeks after he was ordered to rehab
Teen Mom alum Ryan Edwards was arrested by Chattanooga State Police on Friday, April 7.
The 35-year-old MTV personality faced law enforcement after “harassing” his estranged wife, Mackenzie Edwards, 27, according to a new report from The American sun.
The troubled star should have been given a year’s probation, but last month he got admitted to rehab for drug abuse.
It came after he pleaded guilty to a charge of harassment and was ordered to complete treatment and end contact with his ex-husband.
A judge also ordered Edwards to keep a GPS monitor with him and not post about Mackenzie online.
Cuffed: Teen Mom alum Ryan Edwards was arrested Friday by Chattanooga State Police
Last month, Ryan was arrested for stalking after he texted his estranged wife Mackenzie Edwards, in violation of the protection order.
Us weekly reported that the former reality star was arrested on Wednesday, March 1, for stalking, which is a violation of a protective order in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
According to legal documents, Edwards texted his estranged wife Mackenzie Edwards (née Standifer) more than once after being warned on Feb. 10 that he could not legally have contact with her.
“My god, I don’t have to live my life without you! Sorry!’ he wrote in one text on February 19.
The father-of-three then contacted her again in a text message on Feb. 23, writing, “For what it’s worth, I’m sorry and I miss you.”
That arrest came days after MacKenzie filed for divorce, obtained a restraining order against him and gained temporary custody of the couple’s children, Jagger, five, and Stella, two, as reported by E! News.
The 35-year-old MTV personality faced law enforcement after “harassing” his estranged wife, Mackenzie Edwards, 27 (pictured)
Arrested again! Former Teen Mom star Ryan Edwards, 35, was arrested on Wednesday, March 1, for violating a protection order issued to his estranged wife Mackenzie Edwards in Hamilton County, Tennessee;
Ryan was previously issued a protective order by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office staff on Feb. 9, ordering him to immediately vacate the residence where his wife currently resides, police said in a press release.
The next day, Mackenzie went to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office to report that her estranged husband was posting revealing photos of her and accusing her of cheating on his Instagram account.
“If you’ve never seen a spineless s***, this is one,” Edwards allegedly wrote alongside a photo of his estranged wife topless.
He added: “They take your money with everything that looks at them. But they must have a wife [sic]. God what a joke. It’s really sad.’
Authorities then discovered that Ryan had violated the protection order by contacting his father-in-law.
While investigating the violation, deputies discovered that Ryan had a harassment warrant filed by MacKenzie with the Chattanooga Police Department.
Police would then arrest him at his workplace for the harassment warrant and violation of a protection order, along with possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance.
Following the social media post, Mackenzie, 26, reported to police multiple instances of domestic violence involving Edwards since they got married in 2017 after meeting at a gym in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Mackenzie told police her estranged husband “punched holes in the walls and doors” and kept her “neck against the wall” during a fight last month.
She also accused Edwards of “throwing her in the hallway and saying if he couldn’t have me no one could” and “opened [his] pocketknife” and laid it on her “back like he was going to kill her.”
And what’s worse, Mackenzie claimed the entire incident took place in front of their children.
“I tried to leave, he smashed my phone and took my car keys,” Mackenzie said, adding that a colleague contacted authorities after the incident.
Busted: According to legal documents obtained by Us Weekly, Edwards Mackenzie (née Standifer) texted more than once after being warned on Feb. 10 that he could not legally have contact with her
Earlier this year: Edwards, who has been charged with domestic violence by his estranged wife, was also arrested in February on charges of stalking and violating a protection order
The Chattanooga, Tennessee resident told police that Edwards was violent towards her again a week later. This time she claimed that Edwards “entered the bedroom where [she] lay down … pretended to hit [her] face” as she yelled at her.
She added that after Edwards broke the bed she was currently lying in, she “went to get” [her] kids and leave,” but he wouldn’t let her.
Mackenzie then said he ‘threw’ [her] go inside [the] living room’ and ‘thrown in menthol-nicotine [her] eyes.’
Mackenzie was given a temporary protection order.