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Teen Mom Ashley Jones’ husband Bar Smith finally released from California jail after arrest for being a ‘fugitive’

TEEN Mom star Ashley Jones’ husband, Bar Smith, has finally been released from a California jail after he was arrested in August for being a “fugitive.”

Bar, 25, was arrested on August 22 in Nevada and was charged with being a fugitive from another state.  

Bar Smith has been released from jailCredit: Merced Jail
He was arrested in August and charged with being a 'fugitive'Credit: Perthshire Picture Agency

He was held on no bond until his September 13 court hearing and was transferred to a California facility

The U.S. Sun can exclusively reveal Bar was released from jail on September 21. 

He was held on $100,000 bond at the time of his incarceration.

In his mugshot obtained by The U.S. Sun, Bar could be seen smirking at the camera. 

This was a contrast from his Nevada mugshot, where he appeared to be defeated by the new arrest.

The Ashley's Reality Roundup was the first to report on the arrest. 


The charge stems from his previous DUI, willful discharge of a firearm, and negligent manner arrests.

Last year, during a Teen Mom 2 reunion special, Bar opened up about his struggles with alcohol and his DUI arrest.

At one point in the interview, Bar was asked to clarify why he wore an ankle monitor throughout the season.

Bar explained: “It was to make sure that I didn’t consume alcohol while I was battling the case that I was.”

The MTV star revealed he was “actually fighting it initially,” however the situation didn’t work out in his favor “because it’s my word against the police's.’”

Reflecting on the ankle monitor, Bar continued: “So it was pretty much the entire time that I was fighting the case that I had to keep it on because they wanted to make sure that I didn’t access any alcohol, which, I was pissed off about in the very beginning.

"It worked out for the best because at the end of the day I do have an addiction, so it worked out to help me get as far away from it as I could.”

He added that wearing the ankle monitor “absolutely” helped him cut back on drinking alcohol.


While Bar felt comfortable discussing his DUI from nearly two years ago, Ashley's baby daddy refused to talk about a more recent arrest.

The U.S. Sun previously reported that Bar was arrested and taken into custody in May 2021, though it was not known that the incident occurred at Ashley's party.

According to a police report shared by the Instagram account TeenMom.Tea, Bar was arrested for "willful discharge of firearm in negligent manner" at 9:35 AM on May 16.

He was held at Merced County Sheriff's Main Jail, while the MTV star's bond was set at $25,000.

His arrest took place after Ashley’s college graduation party and was lightly touched on during the Teen Mom 2 season finale.

Following clips from the party, text onscreen revealed that Bar was arrested later that night.

Cameras were not present to film the situation, as text explained: "The MTV crew left the party at 9pm. Later that night, police received a call that gunshots were fired. No injuries were reported.

“Bar was arrested for willful discharge of a firearm in a negligent matter.”


Following the incident, Bar appeared to be turning his life around.

In July 2021, the TV personality started laser treatment to remove his face tattoos.

The Teen Mom Chatter Instagram account shared a video of Bar from his third laser treatment in October 2021.

He appeared with ointment over his face tattoos and confessed: "The gone hurt, again."

The TV personality added: "This is right, right after... Pissed everything off. Look at this s**t."

The treatment appeared to be working as the tattoos above his eyebrows seemed less defined and visible.

Bar recently moved to Nevada from California with his wife and their 4-year-old daughter, Holly.

On Teen Mom: Next Chapter, it was revealed that Bar recently completed a stay in rehab.

The arrest stemmed from his DUI chargeCredit: MTV
Bar and Ashley moved to Nevada from CaliforniaCredit: Instagram/ashleysiren
Bar has struggled with legal issues through the yearsCredit: MTV