Former “Teen Mom” cast member Ryan Edwards was arrested the morning of Friday, February 10, 2023, in Hamilton County, Tennessee, officials said.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that Edwards was arrested on a harassment warrant issued on February 8 and also violated a protective order issued on February 9.
Heavy reached out to Edwards’ rep for comment but has not received a response.
Here’s what you need to know:
Ryan Edwards Was Arrested After Police Say He ‘Posted Revealing Photos’ of Wife Mackenzie Edwards on Social Media
According to the police press release, Mackenzie Edwards went to the sheriff’s office on February 10 to report “that her husband had posted revealing photos of her to his Instagram account.”
In investigating that complaint, police say they discovered an active warrant for his arrest from Chattanooga as well as a violation of a protective order issued on February 9 that “ordered him to immediately vacate a residence where his wife … was currently living.”
Police say Ryan Edwards then violated the order of protection by calling Mackenzie Edwards’ father the same day the order was issued to alert Mackenzie Edwards that he was returning to the residence she was living at to collect his belongings.
According to the press release, Mackenzie Edwards was listed as the victim in the February 8 incident that led to the harassment warrant.
After learning of the warrant, deputies went to a residence near Harrison Bay State Park “to attempt to arrest” Ryan Edwards, who was not there, but noted “considerable damage” to the residence, the sheriff’s office said.
They then went to his place of work, where he was found and “taken into custody for the harassment warrant and for violation of an order of protection,” according to the press release. A search turned up drug paraphernalia and suspected narcotics, the sheriff’s office said.
Ryan Edwards was booked into the Silverdale Detention Center on new and existing charges including harassment, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Hamilton County Magistrate’s Office will set a bond for the order of protection violation, the press release states.
Heavy contacted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for the detailed incident report and was told it is not yet available.
Fans Have Become Worried About Ryan Edwards’s Recent Behavior Over Social Media
Ryan Edwards’ arrest comes weeks after fans began to comment on a change in his behavior on social media.
The “Teen Mom” alumnus first caught viewers’ attention on January 29, when he posted a rare Instagram comment on a 30-week-old post made by his wife, writing, “I’m not proud of being married to someone that stays out in bars and goes home with others guys….tomorrow can’t get here fast enough! Don you know what happens when u lay with dogs?….wait look at who I’m talking to. And then blaming it on my addiction yea divorce is the right thing.”
The comment and post have since been deleted; however, screenshots of the comment have been shared online.
Ryan Edwards took back the allegation that his wife had been unfaithful. However, on February 9 he shared a since-deleted photo of a woman wearing a black jacket and nothing else beneath, which fans assumed to be Mackenzie Edwards.
“If you guys have never seen a spineless s*** this is one. They take your money sleep with anything that looks at them. But they must have a wife to. God what a joke. It’s sad really,” he captioned this post.
Since then, fans have noticed that Mackenzie Edwards has deleted her most recent photos of Ryan Edwards from her Instagram page, unfollowed her husband and removed the word “wife” from her bio.
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