TEEN Mom star Jenelle Evans’ son Jace has gone missing from his North Carolina home, leading police to search for him.
The MTV star’s teenager – whom she got custody of in 2023 – previously went missing from school earlier this month.
Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans’ son Jace went missing for a second time in two weeksInstagram/ j_evans1219
Jace, 14, reportedly left his home – where he lives with mother Jenelle, 31, stepfather David Eason, and his half-siblings Kaiser and Ensley – on Monday to roam the expansive property and did not return, according to TMZ.
The Teen Mom star’s manager, August Keen, told the outlet that Jenelle grew concerned about her son after not hearing from him for a few hours.
Police got involved and were quickly able to locate him.
The teen was found at a gas station about ten minutes from home.
It’s unclear at this time whether he was alone or with friends.
Jenelle did not speak out about her son going missing.
On Tuesday, she took to her Instagram Story to share a photo of herself laying in bed.
She captioned the post: “Go to Cali…hurricane. Come home to NC…hurricane.”
ON THE RUN
Jace went missing from school on August 15, leading police on another search to determine his whereabouts.
Deputies at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department put out an alert regarding a runaway juvenile, The U.S. Sun was able to confirm.
Jenelle responded to the terrifying news in a statement, saying: “As a boy mom, kids can act up and rebel as I’m sure the majority of us all once did as kids too.
“Jace, got in trouble at school, we decided to take his phone away, and that’s when he decided to run off.”
The 16 & Pregnant alum went on: “Jace is a good kid and we’re not dealing with anything that most families don’t deal with while raising children, this has absolutely nothing to do with my situation with David, we do not argue in front of our children or fight in front of our kids.
“This is a teenage boy being a teenager mad that we decided to take his phone away.”
Prior to Jace’s disappearance, Jenelle and her husband David had been in a heated feud online.
Authorities said at the time that Jace was last seen leaving school at Roger Beacon Academy around 2.45pm.
Police confirmed on Facebook that Jace was found a few hours after he was reported missing and was “safe.”
Additionally, August – Jenelle’s manager, confirmed to The U.S. Sun that Jace was safely located.
“Jace has been found, and is safely at home with Jenelle and his family, thank you to the Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s Department and to everyone else for their concerns,” he said in a statement.
Jenelle stayed quiet early on after Jace went missing the first time.
David, however, shared an emotional video on social media that did not mention Jace directly.
In the clip he appeared to be singing a song, explaining in the caption: “Singing keeps me from crying. Sorry my voice is raspy today. Don’t have a habit, just love this song.”
Fans flocked to the comments to react.
One curious commenter wrote: “Wait Jace is missing? Did Jenelle post something” while another asked: “Where is Jace?”
Someone else commented: “This is so wild to post when your son is missing.”
Another wrote: “Shouldn’t he be looking for Jace?”
David deleted the post a short time after it was uploaded.
After deleting the clip, he posted another – this time slamming haters.
He lashed out at critical commenters and took aim at Jenelle and her mother, Barbara Evans.
He began: “Y’all really think you know what you’re talking about. You wanna come on here assuming all kinds of s**t about Jace. That’s what you wanna do?
“Because I’ve been out here for two and a half hours running through the f**king woods trying to find him. Yeah, I’ve been sitting down in the air conditioning trying to cool off ’cause I almost had a f**king heat stroke trying to find this kid.
“You know what they told me? Go home. We have drones. We have helicopters. We have dogs. We have ATVs, dirtbikes. We’re gonna find him. They told me to go home and make sure he doesn’t walk through the door.”
He then accused his mother-in-law of fueling false narratives about him, claiming Barbara is “selling articles for money.”
He captioned the clip: “Keep your opinions to yourself about me and my kids.”
He has not resurfaced on social media since.