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'Teen Mom' father released from jail after arrest over unpaid bar tab, probation violation

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Ryan Christopher Edwards, a father whose struggle has been portrayed in the MTV reality TV series "Teen Mom," is once again in custody in the Hamilton County Jail. (Images: Hamilton Co. Sheriff's Office, WTVC)

UPDATE (April 15):

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office confirms Ryan Edwards has been released from Hamilton County Jail, nearly three months since his arrest for an unpaid bar tab.

Sheriff's office spokesman Matt Lea says Edwards was released at 10 o'clock Monday morning after the January 23 arrest.

Chattanooga Police say on December 19, Edwards left Bud's Sports Bar after not paying for several Jack Daniels Whiskey drinks. He was on probation after his conviction of simple possession out of Red Bank.

Lea says on January 28, a City of Red Bank sit-in judge ordered Edwards to serve 11 months and 29 days with a suspended sentence ending on April 15, 2019 with time served.

You can read more about the incident below.

PREVIOUSLY (January 23):

Ryan Christopher Edwards, a father whose struggle has been portrayed in the MTV reality TV series "Teen Mom," is once again in custody in the Hamilton County Jail.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says Edwards was arrested for outstanding warrants Wednesday afternoon while he was reporting to the probation office.

In a statement, Chattanooga PD say the warrants stem from a December 19 incident.

Police say a server at Bud's Sports Bar at 5751 Brainerd Road reported Edwards was at the bar from noon until 4 p.m., and ordered six Jack Daniels Whiskey drinks. The report says he left without paying the $36 owed.

The HCSO says Edwards was on probation after being convicted of simple possession out of Red Bank.

When he reported for probation Wednesday afternoon, he was arrested and booked into Hamilton County Jail with no bond.

Edwards has been charged with theft under $1,000. His court date is set for February 6.


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