WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington police “will take appropriate action to charge” David Eason, the husband of Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Eason, after a man whose truck was moved by Eason without permission decided to press charges.
The Wilmington Police Department said around 3 p.m. Friday that “there was no legal avenue to pursue charges" since the victim, Terry Hill, declined to press charges regarding an incident in which Eason appears to aggressively tow Hill’s truck out of a parking space in downtown Wilmington in June. Eason recently posted a video of the incident on YouTube and WECT interviewed Hill, who said Eason verbally threatened him after the incident.
However, around 4 p.m. Friday, Hill went to WPD headquarters to file a complaint against Eason.
“I went home last night, and I was talking with my wife, and she says, ‘Somebody has to stop this guy,’ and the viewers that we talked to on her computer, they said, ‘Y’all need to press charges,’ and so I decided I would," said Hill.
Once Hill arrived at WPD headquarters, he was told the officer on the case was not on duty, so Hill filed charges with the magistrate at the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department.
“I’m going to try to do my best to be a law-abiding citizen, and he needs to do the same thing," said Hill. “From the reports I looked at and the videos I’ve seen, somebody has got to stop him. He’s going to cause a lot of trouble.”
After meeting with the magistrate, Hill was given paperwork to file a criminal complaint and a WPD officer helped with the process.
Hill, 73, said this is the first time he has pressed charges against anybody.
Having worked in construction since the age of 19, Hill said he has bad legs, bad knees, and a bad back, which require him to need a handicap sign for his truck.
A WPD officer inspected Hill’s truck and is filling out an incident report on Friday. WPD has not shared what charges Eason will face, but we will share them as soon as they are released.
“I feel good. I feel really good, getting it over with," said Hill after spending several hours navigating the process of filing charges. “It’s going to be worth it.”