SOCASTEE, South Carolina – Nathan Griffith, the fiancé of Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after an incident at the couple’s home in Socastee.
Griffith was charged with criminal domestic violence after an incident involving Evans around 4:15 pm, said Lt. Raul Denis of the Horry County Police.
According to a police report, Griffith entered the master bathroom inside the home and pinned Evans to the toilet and forcibly removed her engagement ring. The altercation left Evans with a cut on her finger, the report said.
A MTV security crew ran inside the home during the altercation after hearing Evans screaming, the report said.
Griffith told police he never touched Evans and that she took the ring off, causing the cut.
The pair, who share a toddler son named Kaiser, used to live in the North Myrtle Beach area, but have since moved to Socastee.
The incident Wednesday afternoon, follows an earlier visit by Horry County Police to the couple’s home around 4:45 am Wednesday, law enforcement sources said. In that call, there were no arrests.
Film crews have been at their home recently and on Wednesday for taping of the 6th season of Teen Mom 2, which is planned to air later this year.
Griffith, age 27, proposed marriage to Evans, age 22, in January while the pair were on a trip to the Caribbean.
Since then, there have been reports from Radar Online that the two have been arguing “constantly.” The website also reported that Evans has removed nearly all references to Griffith from her social media profiles.
This is not Griffith’s first run-in with police in Horry County. He was arrested in the past for drunk driving and resisting arrest.
After his 3rd DUI in 2013, he spent 30 days in J. Reuben Long Detention Center last year. Griffith has said on Twitter that he cannot drive now.
Evans, whose first child Jace, age 5, still lives with Evans’ mother, is now attending Miller Motte Technical College.
Evans was charged just last week with not having her driver’s license in her possession while driving. She is due in traffic court on March 23 for that alleged infraction.
Griffith is expecting to appear Thursday afternoon for a bond hearing.