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"Teen Mom 2's" Jenelle Evans has "filed five assault charges" against her husband Courtland Rogers, reports Us Weekly.
The reality-TV star also blasted her husband on Twitter, implying that he may have been behind a possible miscarriage. The charges apparently filed against Rogers further confirm this suspicion, as Evans accuses him of assault on a female with an unborn child.
In fact, on Jan. 22, Evans was reportedly hospitalized for a miscarriage scare, according to the website Radar Online.
Jenelle Evans' attorney confirmed that the star has filed the charges, saying that "they are the highest level of misdemeanor you can get."
In North Carolina, where Evans and Rogers live, alleged crime victims can personally appear before a magistrate to get charges filed against an alleged perpetrator. That's different than in other states, where generally only prosecutors can "press charges" after considering evidence obtained by police.
A misdemeanor is a level of crime that amounts to something less than a felony. Misdemeanors are more serious than regular infractions and can be punishable by jail time. The difference in a misdemeanor depends on the state, but a misdemeanor carries much less jail time than a felony.
As for assault, that occurs when a person physically strikes another, or when the person attempts to strike another. It also occurs when a person intimidates another, leading the victim to believe he or she is in imminent physical danger.
According to Evans' attorney, Courtland Rogers could get up to 150 days in jail per charge, if convicted. Of course, Rogers is denying that he did anything wrong, and insists that he never hit his wife.
Evans has also repeatedly threatened to file for divorce, but has yet to make it official.
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