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'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Arrested Over Cyberstalking Fight

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By Andrew Chow, Esq. on March 05, 2012 5:26 PM

A back-and-forth fight over dueling claims of cyberstalking landed "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans back behind bars Monday -- for about 30 minutes.

Jenelle Evans, 20, turned herself in to North Carolina authorities after an arrest warrant was issued Friday, Us Weekly reports. Evans was released after about half an hour, and did not have to post bond, her lawyer said.

Evans' arrest was in connection with a cyberstalking claim brought by her former boss James Duffy, Evans' lawyer told Us Weekly. It comes just weeks after Evans accused Duffy of the same crime.

"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans filed cyberstalking charges in January against James Duffy, who allegedly posted party photos of Evans online, E! Online reports. Duffy also allegedly posted Evans' address and cell phone number online, according to the New York Daily News.

Then Evans' ex-roommate, who was living with Duffy, had Evans arrested in connection with making harassing and threatening phone calls. Six days later, Evans was arrested again, for violating a domestic violence restraining order, the Daily News reports.

Jenelle Evans' latest arrest on Monday comes more than a month after the January arrests. "These are the first allegations by Duffy against her, and these charges are completely retaliatory in nature," Evans' attorney told Us Weekly.

Cyberstalking is a type of harassment claim. In general, a victim must show a pattern of harassment via the Internet, email, text messages, or other means of electronic communication. A cyberstalking conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or even criminal penalties.

"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans remains on probation for her role in a separate 2011 assault. Evans now faces a March 23 court date for the cyberstalking charge.

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