Update: 'Teen Mom' star sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in jail in Hamilton County
Ryan Edwards. Image: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

UPDATE (April 20th):

Teen mom star Ryan Edwards was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail after a judge revoked his probation on a harassment charge.

That's according to Hamilton County District Attorney Coty Wamp.

Wamp says Edwards was on probation for 11 months and 29 days for the harassment case he pleaded guilty to in March.

But, she says, the judge revoked that probation on Thursday and sentenced him to jail time.

Wamp added the probation was also revoked because he left his rehabilitation treatment program early.

Wamp says the court told Edwards he would consider a rehabilitation option at some point during the jail sentence if he and his attorney could present reasonable options.

You can watch footage of Edwards arrest and deputies entering McKenzie Edward's ransacked home in our gallery above. Warning: foul language.

We are working on learning more information right now. Depend on us to keep you posted.

UPDATE (March 15th):

Ryan Edwards has pleaded guilty to harassment, and has had all his other charges dismissed.

That's according to a spokesman for Hamilton County District Attorney Coty Wamp's office.

The charges of stalking, violation of order of protection and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

Edwards was given a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days. A

As part of that sentence, he will be required to wear a GPS monitor, complete rehab treatment, and to not contact with McKenzie Edwards in any way.

Depend on us to keep you posted.

UPDATE (March 1st):

Deputies arrested Ryan Edwards again on Wednesday, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).

A release says Edwards faces new charges that include stalking and violating an order of protection.

We later obtained an affidavit that provided more details.

It says on February 19th, 9 days after his previous arrest, Edwards texted McKenzie Edwards "my god I don't haven't [sic] to live my life without you! sorry!'

4 days later, on February 23rd, Edwards texted her, 'for what it's worth I'm sorry and I do miss you."

McKenzie Edwards, who didn't respond to either text, later showed those texts to deputies.

Those deputies arrested Edwards Wednesday afternoon.

We're working to learn more details. Depend on us to bring you updates as we get them.

UPDATE (February 13th):


Before he violated an order of protection, an affidavit reveals an MTV "Teen Mom" star threatened his wife over the phone.

The affidavit says that on February 8th Ryan Edwards wife reported him to police for a phone call he made to her while she was driving.

The wife told police that Edwards had a violent history but she chose to answer the phone since they have children together, according to the affidavit.

The wife told police she recorded the call and turned over two videos to them, according to the affidavit.

According to logs from the phone call, the affidavit says Edwards threatened to send people from the club he joined to where she worked.

The affidavit says the people at the club consider it a "big no no to be married and have your wife disrespect you."

He then says he will take the "*redacted* whooping" for it.

The affidavit says the wife asks what club he's talking about and Edwards replies that she knows which one.

Edwards then told his wife to tell him the truth right then or she would "*redacted* regret that," according to the affidavit.

The affidavit says the wife replies "I don't want to be with you."

The affidavit says Edwards responds with "Yeah I hear you,,, I guess you didn't hear me. What's about to happen to you is gonna be ugly."

The wife told police she felt this was a legitimate threat to her life, according to the affidavit.

The Chattanooga Police Department filed a warrant for harassment against Edwards on February 8th.

He was arrested just days later on the 10th for violating an order of protection.

Read more on that and the charges he faces below.

EARLIER (February 10th):

A star from the series "Teen Mom" was arrested in Hamilton County for violating an order of protection after his wife reported that he'd posted revealing photos of her to social media, the sheriff's office says.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says that on Thursday Ryan Edwards was served an order of protection, ordering him to immediately vacate a residence where his wife was currently living.

On Friday his wife reported him to HCSO, saying he had posted revealing photos of her to his Instagram account and, according to her, they made it to national news outlets.

Ryan Edwards is known for his role in the MTV TV show, "Teen Mom."

HCSO says the photographs did not show nudity, but were revealing.

During HCSO's conversation with the wife, it was discovered that Edwards had violated the order of protection by contacting her father on Thursday.

HCSO says Edwards told him to let his wife know he would be at the residence that same day to gather his belongings.

While looking into the issue of breaking the order of protection, HCSO deputies learned that Edwards had an active warrant for harassment which was taken out by the Chattanooga Police Department.

His wife was listed as the victim in that incident. HCSO says that warrant was taken out on February 8th, 2023.

After learning of the warrant, HCSO deputies responded to a home on Morning Glory Drive near Harrison Bay State Park to attempt to arrest Edwards on the outstanding warrant.

Deputies asked the wife to meet them at the location should they need to gain entrance into the home.

Once on scene, HCSO says the house was found to have sustained considerable damage.

Deputies then went to a local business in Chattanooga on Bonny Oaks Drive where Edwards is employed.

HCSO says Edwards was located there and taken into custody for the harassment warrant and for violation of an order of protection.

During the arrest, HCSO says Edwards was searched and they found he had drug paraphernalia and two bags of suspected narcotics with him.

Edwards was booked into the Silverdale Detention Center on the following existing and new charges:

  • Harassment (warrant)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a controlled substance

A petition to violate was filed with the Hamilton County Magistrate's Office who will set a bond for the order of protection violation.

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