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Ryan, 35, appeared in Hamilton County Sessions Court in front of Judge Gary Starnes on July 14 after being sentenced to 11 months and 29 days at Silverdale Detention Center in April.

The U.S. Sun can exclusively reveal Ryan looked terrified as he faced the judge for his charges of harassment and possession of a controlled substance from his February 10 arrest, and driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance from his April 7 bust.


Ryan Edwards is 35 years old.

Ryan’s Parents

Ryan wore an orange Silverdale Detention Center jumpsuit for the hearing with his hands handcuffed and feet shackled.

His beard of him was unkempt, though his hair of him was its usual length.

Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry, attended the court hearing.

Ryan’s Estranged Wife

Ryan’s estranged wife, Mackenzie, also came to court, though she did not interact with her in-laws de ella and sat on the opposite end of the room.

Ryan did not interact with his parents or estranged wife during the hearing, as he was led in and just listened as his lawyer and prosecution spoke with the judge.

The family seemed nervous, as Larry shook his leg throughout the hearing, while Jen and Mackenzie seemed solemn.

The family and Mackenzie declined The U.S. Sun’s request for comment after the hearing.

Judge’s Ruling

As The U.S. Sun exclusively reported, Ryan will be released from prison and will be sent to a rehab facility.

A representative from the rehab facility told the judge a bed will be available on July 18.

Judge Starnes said he viewed Ryan’s over 200-page medical records that he described as “disturbing.”

He said: “He’s going to need help with underlining things.”

The representative from the facility said: “We will be making some sort of treatment plan. He can go there and then go to OASIS, the halfway house. They live there. He would also get the injection.”

Judge Starnes wants him to get a hair follicle test to make sure he’s clean before taking the shot.

A lawyer for the prosecution wanted to confirm Ryan is unable to leave the rehab facility.

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The rehab representative said he cannot leave at any time unsupervised.

The inpatient rehab will last 28 days.

Ryan’s lawyer then mentioned him having contact with his children Jagger, 4, and Stella, 3, as he “wants to speak with them on the phone.”

The prosecution said Mackenzie “understands it’s important for the kids to communicate through him, as they ask about him.”

The judge agreed to lift her no-contact order so the kids can communicate through her.

Judge Starnes ruled: “We’ll give you a furlough. It’s time for you to go to the program. It’s your last chance to do this. You need to do what you can. If you violate rehab, if you leave, you’ ll be charged with escape and you will get consecutive sentences.”

He ended: “You don’t want to spend 2 to 3 years in custody if you can get treatment.”

He will return to court on August 14.


Ryan was previously in court on Wednesday, June 7, as his mom, Jen, and a rehab center in Chattanooga, Tennessee called CADAS testified at the hearing.

The Ashley ’s Reality Roundup reported that the representative from CADAS requested Ryan be sent to rehab when a bed is available and to begin vivitrol shots to help curb his opioid dependence on him.

The U.S. Sun reported from Ryan’s April 20th hearing regarding the four charges.

Ryan was admitted into rehab on March 16 and discharged April 3.

The State’s attorney called an officer to take the stand at the hearing, as the official explained of Ryan’s April 7 arrest for a DUI and possession of a controlled substance: “I was dispatched for a white male in a white pickup truck who was unconscious and Unresponsive The vehicle was running in drive.

“The truck rolled into a curb on the driver’s side. The curb stopped the vehicle. It was just Mr. Edwards. He was unconscious, unresponsive.

“Fire was there. They were using a lockout kit to gain entry to the vehicle. He did not regain consciousness until he was put in medical and administered Narcan.

“There were two small baggies on Mr. Edwards. A white-blue powder and a crystal substance.”

A lawyer for the state then said: “He has a drug problem. He had an opportunity to pursue rehabilitation. He failed to do that. He was there for two weeks. He left the facility contradictory to the staff’s advice. The staff was trying to keep him there He was ordered to be there for 45 days.

“He somehow got back to Chattanooga. Then a block from this courthouse, while so under the influence in his vehicle, he ran into a curb.

“He could’ve hit people. He’s a danger to himself and the public. His option is to get clean or die. There will be a request for more rehabilitation. The opportunity he had he squandered. That is disrespectful to the court and makes to mockery.”

Ryan’s lawyer then said: “He’s addicted to drugs. We all know there is a good person deep inside there wanting to get out. That person is hammered down deep because of the drugs.

“We all want the best for him and the community. We ask, at some point, not today, after Mr. Edwards receives enough time to be punished and think about what he’s done to consider an alternative. We’re all disappointed.

“It’s a small town. We all know each other. We all know him. We want him to do better. There is a unique treatment option. I’m not asking the court to suspend his sentence.”

They then called up the director of court services, who recommended Ryan receive monthly shots and attend a two-year program.

She said: “He would go into a residential program and at some point he would get an once-a-month shot. It curbs cravings coupled with treatment. Just a shot isn’t going to do it. He says he will do that “He would go in and stay at our facility. Then step down to a halfway house, a separate living house. They do counseling for two years.”

I am Trying to Save You

The judge then said: “We all know Mr. Edwards and his family. He’s a very fine young man. He’s very talented at what he does. We’ve all watched him grow up. He is not a bad person. He just got addicted to hardcore drugs.

“He’s an extreme danger to himself, he died on Broad Street and had to be brought back to life. You would’ve been dead. You should realize that. He’s a danger to the public by driving his truck on drugs.

“Rehab won’t be good because he won’t do it. He needs to grow up, you know that. You have three kids. You may have some problems with your wife, but you have three kids. I’m trying to save your life.

“I’m going to revoke probation for 11 months and 29 days in custody. At some point, I may send you to rehab. You won’t do it now. It’s because the drug addiction is so strong. You can’t do Item.

“You have to grow up and want to save yourself. I’m going to do what I can to save you. If you come across someone at drugs at Silverdale stay away from them.”

Shocking Overdose

In court papers previously obtained by The U.S. Sun from the April 7 possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence arrest, the Teen Mom star was found unconscious in the driver’s seat of his truck by police at 12.06am.

The arrest affidavit read: “Police found the driver, Ryan Edwards, sitting in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running and in drive.”

He was “unconscious and unresponsive.”

Ryan’s truck hit the curb and was stopped there, as cops were able to open the car door with a lockout kit.

The court papers continued: “Ryan Edwards was removed from the vehicle and placed in [an ambulance], where he received Narcan and eventually regained consciousness.

“A quick search of Ryan Edwards by EMS turned up a small bag of what appeared to be a crystal-type substance and a second small bag of what appeared to be a blue powder. Also in the pocket was a paper receipt that had been rolled up.”

He was transported to the hospital, where he refused a blood test.

The court papers continued: “Ryan Edwards was removed from the vehicle and placed in [an ambulance], where he received Narcan and eventually regained consciousness.

“A quick search of Ryan Edwards by EMS turned up a small bag of what appeared to be a crystal-type substance and a second small bag of what appeared to be a blue powder. Also in the pocket was a paper receipt that had been rolled up.”

He was transported to the hospital, where he refused a blood test.

The court papers continue to allege: “Ryan Edwards advised that he snorted a powder before waking up in the back of an ambulance.”

More Busts

Ryan has been in and out of jail since earlier this year on drug, harassment and other charges.

Ryan was arrested on February 10, 2023 at his job for harassment, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and order of protection violation.

He was then arrested for aggravated stalking and violating a protection order on March 1 after authorities issued two warrants for his arrest on February 23.

Ryan pleaded guilty to the harassment charge at a court hearing, The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported.

Ryan was ordered to complete rehab treatment and have no contact with the victim.

He was put on probation for 11 months and 29 days.

The possession of drug paraphernalia, stalking and order of protection violation charges were dismissed.

As for his possession of a controlled substance, he was sentenced to rehab with the option of the time being reduced for good behavior after six months.

Restraining Order Claims

Ryan has also been involved in a nasty split with his estranged wife, Mackenzie, 27.

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. He threw me down in [the] 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, I smashed my phone, [and] took my car keys.”

In the petition, Mackenzie claimed of a January 24, 2023 fight: “[He] came into [the] bedroom where I was laying down. Pretending like he’s going to punch my face. He breaks [the] bed with me in it. Getting in my face [and] yelling.

“I went to get kids and leave. He wouldn’t let me leave. He threw me down in [the] living room. He threw menthol nicotine in my eyes.”

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.”

The former MTV star initially requested Ryan to have no contact with her and stay away from her home and workplace.

She requested temporary custody of their children Jagger, 4, and Stella, 3, though she did not ask they be protected from their father.

On February 9, the court issued a temporary order of protection.

Ryan told The U.S. Sun of Mackenzie’s claims of her at the time: “I do n’t speak for her. I never wanted to hurt her, just tried telling her. I would have loved to work on 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.

Marriage Over

Mackenzie filed for divorce from Ryan on February 27.

Mackenzie, who married Ryan in 2017, listed their separation date as January 2023 after he “became erratic and violent.”


Mackenzie requested to be the “primary residential parent” of her children, as she is “fit and proper.”

She requested Ryan provide child support for Jagger and Stella, as well as alimony for her from her.

He also shares son Bentley, 14, with ex Maci Bookout, while Mackenzie also has a son from a previous relationship.