Teen Mom alum Ryan Edwards was arrested on February 9 for allegedly harassing his wife, Mackenzie Edwards. The reality TV star was also booked for possession of drugs, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed.
The development comes a day after the 35 year old reality star posted some revealing photos of his wife on Instagram. On Thursday, he was served with an Order of Protection and was ordered to vacate his home in Harrison State Park.
Teen Mom Alum Ryan Edwards Arrested on Harassment and Drug Charges
On Friday, Mackenzie reported to the police that Ryan had tried to contact her father, Bob Standifer, and violated the order of protection. The police then booked the reality star and, meanwhile, also found him in possession of drugs and two bags of suspected narcotics.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement detailing the incident and said, “During today’s conversation with Mackenzie, it was discovered that Ryan had violated the Order of Protection by contacting her father on February 9, 2023, advising him to let Mackenzie know he would be at the residence that same day to gather his belongings.”
“During the course of looking into the issue of breaking the Order of Protection, HCSO deputies learned that Ryan had an active warrant for Harassment which was taken out by the Chattanooga Police Department. Mackenzie was listed as the victim in that incident. That warrant was taken out on February 8, 2023,” the statement read further.
Ryan had Posted Revealing Photos of his Wife on Instagram
Ryan had accused Mackenzie of cheating in January this year. “Take wife down off this 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!” he had written on social media. A few weeks after making the comment, he had expressed his desire to reconcile with his wife.
However, on Thursday, he called out Mackenzie again on Instagram and posted risqué photos of her, which have now been deleted. “If you guys have never seen a spineless slut this is one. They take your money sleep with anything that looks at them. But they must have a wife to [sic]. God what a joke. It’s sad really,” he had captioned the pictures.
Ryan’s Ex Had also Filed for an Order of Protection Against Him
This is not the first time that the reality star has found himself in trouble. In 2018, his ex Maci Bookout filed for an Order of Protection against him for threatening her. “He has left voicemail messages threatening to show up at my house and take my son. He has made threats to show up and hurt me if I don’t answer my phone,” she said at the time.
Ryan has also had a long battle with addiction and has been arrested several times on charges of heroin possession. He talked about his struggle in the Teen Mom reunion special in 2019 and said, “I don’t know what made me start using heroin, I can’t remember why I did but I did and once I did, I never went back to doing anything else.”
Ryan and Mackenzie have been married since 2017 and share two kids together. Stay tuned for more news and updates.