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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – A North Carolina star of the MTV hit show "Teen Mom 2" is facing charges of simple assault and simple affray Sunday after the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office observed a web video of her fighting another girl.
According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office, multiple phone calls were made to the District Attorney's Office Friday in reference to a video tape that surfaced online.
That tape was allegedly of "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans, 19, of Oak Island, NC involved in a fight.
Upon investigation, the District Attorney's Office determined the fight occurred in the Sunset Harbor section of Brunswick County earlier in the week, and a decision to initiate a criminal investigation was made.
Friday, the BCSO reviewed the video of the fight as well as their own records from the date of the alleged fight. According to the Sheriff's Office, the incident was never reported to investigators. Sheriff John Ingram then assigned a detective to investigate the fight.
A detective with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office interviewed the alleged victim, Brittany Truett, 19, of Bolivia, NC. Truett told the detective her account of what happened, however, indicated she did not want to press charges.
Upon reviewing each piece of evidence, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with the District Attorney's Office, decided to press charges of simple affray against Evans, Truett, and another woman, Brittany Maggard, 19, of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC.
Evans and Maggard have also been charged with simple assault, brought on by Truett acting on her own behalf.
According to the District Attorney's Office and the BCSO, simple affray essentially means disorderly conduct by fighting in a public place.
While punishment will be decided in court, each defendant could spend a maximum of 30 to 60 days in jail, depending on their criminal history.
In the past, Evans has been charged with drug possession, according to Wikipedia. On March 7, 2011, Evans appeared in court to answer charges of breaking and entering, injury to real and personal property, second degree trespass, and harassment, according to Wikipedia. That case has been continued until April 29.