Former Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards is now behind bars after police arrested him last week in Hamilton County, Tennessee, for theft of services, and there is one person who was not surprised, his baby mama Maci Bookout. Edwards allegedly dined and dashed at Bud’s Sports Bar in December, leaving behind an unpaid $36 bill. The bartender called the cops on Edwards and recognized him from mugshots, which led to his arrest.
According to the report from the Chattanooga Police Department, Edwards ordered six Jack Daniels whiskey drinks and left without paying.
— In Touch Weekly (@intouchweekly) February 1, 2019
When he was arrested for the theft, police also booked Edwards for a previous heroin possession charge which came from an outstanding warrant. He is currently being held without bond and will remain in county jail until his next court date on April 15th.
According to Radar Online, Edwards’ arrest for heroin and theft came as a shock to his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, and his parents.
“Maci’s not surprised,” revealed an insider. “She’s more relieved because at least he’s not out acting like a fool. This will give him more time to detox.”
Edwards just finished a 90-day stint in rehab for his heroin addiction, but he still has a lot of legal problems to deal with because of his March 2017 arrest for heroin possession and his March 2018 and July 2018 arrests for violating his probation.
— Celebrities (@Celebtodaynews) January 31, 2019
During his latest rehab stay, which ended on Thanksgiving day, Edwards missed the birth of his son Jagger, his first child with Standifer. He is also the father of 10-year-old Bentley, who she shares with Bookout.
Edwards’ parents, Jen and Larry, are not taking this most recent arrest well because it means that their son will not be home for a while. An insider says that Jen and Larry have been known to enable their son, just like Standifer, and they often give into him and “don’t believe that he’s still the way he is.”
The source says that it is sad that things have turned out this way, but it seems that Edwards doesn’t really care.
Catch Maci Bookout when new episodes of Teen Mom OG return to MTV later this year.