Jenelle Evans Speaks Out After Calling 911 on Her Mom Over Daughter ‘Screaming’

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After she and husband David Eason called the cops to her mother’s house, Jenelle Evans is explaining to Us Weekly why the couple feared for their daughter’s safety.

Jenelle’s mom, Barbara Evans, has been raising Jace, the former Teen Mom 2 star’s 9-year-old son with ex Andrew Lewis. And after Jenelle, 27, and Eason, 31, temporarily lost custody of her remaining two kids and his daughter following his killing of the family dog, the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Ensley, was placed with Barbara, as well.

Jenelle and Eason recently called 911, however, to report Ensley being trapped in a bedroom at Barbara’s house. “David and I were on FaceTime with Jace when we heard my mom say to Ensley, ‘Come here, I have to take a shower.’ Then she took Ensley in the other room, and we immediately heard her screaming and crying,” Jenelle exclusively tells Us Weekly.

“We asked Jace what was going on, and he said my mom locked Ensley in the bedroom so she can take a shower,” Jenelle adds. “We told Jace to get the door open, and when he couldn’t get the door open, we called 911 for help because all we could hear was Ensley screaming.”

Audio of the 911 call was later published by TMZ. “My mother-in-law has locked my 2-year-old child in the bedroom so that she could take a shower, and now she can’t get the door open, and my child is freaking out,” Eason tells the 911 dispatcher during the call. “She’s been screaming on the phone for the past five to 10 minutes.”

He also asked if the dispatcher could report the incident to child protective services, but the dispatcher said Eason could do that when an officer followed up with him.

As he and Jenelle fight to reclaim custody of their children, Eason told on Monday, July 1, that the duo have “new evidence.”

Scroll down for photos of the family and more details about their current drama — including a 911 call that Jenelle recently placed.

Us Weekly has reached out to Barbara Evans for comment.

Concerned Mom

TMZ also posted the audio of a 911 call Jenelle made recently. “I’m actually calling to have a welfare check done on my two children, Jace Evans and Ensley Eason,” the reality star said in the recording.

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Chaos at Her Mom’s House

“My mother right now is taking care of my two children,” Jenelle told the dispatcher. “And she just called me, and I’m just trying to call and check on my kids, and I hear a lot of screaming and yelling in the background.”

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Communication Shutdown

“I don’t know what’s being said,” Jenelle added in the 911 recording. “She’s screaming and yelling and carrying on about the kids, saying that my son is hitting my daughter. And now she refuses to answer the phone, so I would just a welfare check done, if that’s possible.”

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Custody Squabbles

In June, TMZ published video of Jenelle and Barbara arguing outside a North Carolina courthouse. “I’m right outside the courthouse, giving my daughter a hug,” Jenelle told her mom at the time. “If you have a problem with it, then go get an officer because obviously she’s not scared. I’m hugging her.”

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Mother and Daughter Estranged

“I do feel like my relationship with my mom is destroyed at this point,” Jenelle — seen here with Ensley and Eason’s 11-year-old daughter, Maryssa — told Us Weekly exclusively after the court showdown.

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Claims of Mistreatment

“This isn’t a way a mother should be treating her daughter,” Jenelle added. “She fights so hard for my sister and my brother when they are the ones with major issues, not me.”

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Doting Grandma

Barbara posted photos of some of her outings with Jace and Ensley in June, including a trip to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

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Eason’s Admission

In May, Eason admitted to killing Jenelle’s dog Nugget, claiming the French bulldog bit Ensley.

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Severed Ties

In the controversy surrounding Nugget’s death, MTV fired Evans from Teen Mom 2, long after cutting off Eason’s involvement in the reality series after he posted homophobic tweets.

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Blended Family

In addition to Ensley, Jace, and Maryssa, Jenelle and Eason have two other children between them. Jenelle has a son, 5-year-old Kaiser, with ex Nathan Griffith, who currently has custody of the boy; and Eason has a son, 5-year-old Kaden, from a prior relationship.

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