The teenage son of the “Teen Mom” star. Jenelle Evans is hospitalized after running away again, and this time Child Protective Services takes custody Jace …TMZ has learned.
Sources with direct knowledge tell us that Jenelle’s 14-year-old son ran away from his grandmother’s house on Saturday and wasn’t found until Sunday at 11:45 p.m. Jace had previously run away from Jenelle’s house several times and was placed in the care of Jenelle’s mother. Barbara.
Our sources say Jace is now in a hospital and CPS will place him in foster care because he has run away so many times.
Our sources say Jace was recently busted for vaping at his school… and when Grandma found out, she took his phone away. We’re told Barbara was advised by Jenelle, CPS and the foster care team not to give Jace a phone in the first place, but she thought he could handle it.
When Barbara took the phone away as punishment, we’re told Jace broke up, prompting this latest search for the teen.
Running away has become a trend with Jace… as we’ve reported, this is at least the fourth time he’s run away from home… including the time in September he slipped out of a window on the same day that Jenelle’s husband, David Easonis accused of it rough him up.
Remember… Jace spent most of his childhood in Barbara’s care, but Jenelle regained custody earlier this year, after which he ran away from home several times and ended up back at Barbara’s house.
As we told you a few weeks ago, Jace is keeping his distance from Jenelle and David.
Our sources say CPS officials are irritated by the case; they’re worried about Jace, but if he gets into any more trouble at this stage, he could end up in a juvenile detention center.