TEEN Mom star Ryan Edwards sent “disturbing texts to his ex Mackenzie in the middle of the night” before he was arrested for stalking, The U.S. Sun has exclusively learned.
Ryan, 35, was charged with aggravated stalking and violating a protection order on March 1 after authorities issued two warrants for his arrest on February 23.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s OfficeRyan Edwards texted his ex Mackenzie, leading to his arrest for aggravated stalking[/caption]
MTVMackenzie has a temporary order of protection against Ryan[/caption]
The U.S. Sun has exclusively obtained the Arrest Affidavit from Tennessee courts that reveal the cryptic texts that landed him behind bars.
Ryan violated Mackenzie’s protection order against him by texting her on February 19 at 1:45am: “My god I don’t haven’t [sic] to live my life without you! Sorry!”
He texted her again on February 23 at 4:57pm: “For what it’s worth, I’m sorry and I do miss you.”
The court papers continued: “Mrs. Edwards didn’t respond to any messages from Mr. Edwards.”
The U.S. Sun can confirm he remains behind bars on $50,000 bond.
He is expected in court on March 6.
Ryan was previously arrested for harassment, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and order of protection violation on February 10.
He has a court hearing for those charges at the end of the month.
PROTECTIVE ORDER CLAIMS
Mackenzie filed a petition for a protection order against Ryan on February 8.
Mackenzie wrote in court papers of an alleged January 15, 2023 fight: “Arguing, Ryan punched holes in the walls and doors. [He] held me up by my neck to the wall. Threw me down in hallway and said if he could not have me no one could.
“Opened pocket knife, put to my back like he was going to kill me. This was in front of children. I tried to leave, he smashed my phone, took my car keys.”
Mackenzie wrote that a co-worker then called 911.
In the petition, Mackenzie claimed of a January 24, 2023 fight: “[He] came into bedroom where I was laying down. Pretending like he’s going to punch my face. Breaks bed with me in it. Getting in my face yelling.
“I went to get kids and leave. He wouldn’t let me leave. Threw me down in living room. Threw menthol nicotine in my eyes.”
Mackenzie claimed in the petition that her father called authorities and that officers found a loaded AR gun in the home.
She then described a February 8, 2023 phone call where he threatened her, claiming: “Phone call threatening me, saying I’m not going to like what’s going to happen to me.”
Mackenzie then named a motorcycle gang he joined and claimed they “will find [her].”
Ryan claimed to The U.S. Sun that he did not join the gang.
Mackenzie also noted Ryan has a “vast history of substance abuse.”
She claimed in the petition that sheriffs “documented him stating still using heroin” on January 28.
The former MTV star initially requested Ryan have no contact with her and stay away from her home and workplace.
She requested temporary custody of their children Jagger, four, and Stella, three, though she did not ask they be protected from their father.
She also asked the court to order Ryan to move out of their home “immediately.”
The mom of three listed three of Ryan’s guns.
On February 9, the court issued a temporary order of protection.
Ryan told The U.S. Sun of Mackenzie’s claims at the time: “I don’t speak for her. I never wanted to hurt her, just tried telling her. I would have loved to work it because I still at the time wanted to.”
Mackenzie did not immediately respond to The U.S. Sun’s request for comment on the petition.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office told The U.S. Sun of the claims: “We do not have any additional comment to make on this incident other than what was originally listed in our press release.”
The Arrest Affidavit for his February 10 harassment charge obtained by The U.S. Sun detailed the threatening phone call mentioned in the petition for an order of protection.
Mackenzie answered a phone call from Ryan and video-recorded the conversation, as she provided authorities with two videos.
The officer wrote the “most threatening part of the video” in the affidavit.
Ryan said, according to the court records: “You better f**king lie to the dudes who come and ask you, they’re gonna come and ask you at work.”
Mackenzie responded: “What?”
He replied: “I’ll take the f**king a** whooping.”
Mackenzie then said: “Who’s coming to my work?”
Ryan answered: “The people in the club I f**king joined Friday. You know it’s a big no no to be married and have your wife disrespect you in that kind of way but I said I’d take the a** whooping because I didn’t want the outcome to be [unintelligible] for you, and that ain’t fair.”
Ryan later said: “If you don’t tell me the truth right now, God you’re gonna f**king regret that.”
Mackenzie shot back: “I don’t want to be with you.”
Ryan then said: “Yeah I hear you, but you… look… I guess you didn’t hear me. What’s about to happen to you is gonna be ugly.”
The narrative continued by the officer: “She interpreted this as a legitimate threat on her life.”
As for the drug charges, in the arrest affidavit obtained by The U.S. Sun, police claimed Ryan had multiple substances on him at the time of the arrest.
The court papers read: “I searched the inside of his wallet and located a glass pipe and two baggies of white powder.
“One baggie appeared to be very white, more consistent with cocaine, while the other appeared slightly darker, more consistent with heroin.
“The combined weight was 1.8 grams. This will be sent off for testing.”
Ryan has been in and out of rehab and jail over the years and has detailed his struggle with heroin addiction on Teen Mom OG.
Mackenzie filed for divorce from Ryan on February 27, The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported.
Ryan and Mackenzie got married in 2017 on Teen Mom OG.
They share children Jagger, 4, and Stella, 3.
He shares son Bentley, 14, with ex Maci Bookout, while Mackenzie also has a son from a previous relationship.
Silverdale Detention CenterRyan was previously arrested for harassment, possession of a controlled substance and more charges[/caption]
MTVHe remains behind bars on $50,000 bond[/caption]
INSTAGRAM/mackedwards95Mackenzie filed for divorce earlier this week[/caption]