Sara Evans’ Husband Arrested After Trying to Hit Her With Car

Sara Evans‘ husband, Jay Barker, was arrested in Nashville on Saturday morning (Jan. 15) and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. As of late Saturday afternoon, he was being held on a 12-hour domestic violence hold.

The 49-year-old former college football player is currently the host of a mid-day show on Tide 100.9, a Townsquare Media Station. The Tide station reports that his bond was set at $10,000. Attempts to reach him were unsuccessful.

Per the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Barker was booked just after 4AM on Saturday morning. He’s listed under his full name, Harry Jerome Barker. Additional details about the events leading to his arrest have not yet been revealed.

Barker and Evans have been married since 2008, and together they have raised a blended family of kids from their respective previous relationships. Barker’s son Braxton plays football at the University of Alabama, while his other son, Harrison, plays at UAB, and his daughter, Sarah, plays basketball at the University of Georgia.

Neither Barker nor Evans have said anything about Barker’s arrest on their respective social media pages. Evans toured heavily in 2021, finishing with a Christmas tour. Per her website, her next scheduled show is on Thursday (Jan. 20) in Orlando.

Evans’ romance and marriage to Barker are a large part of her 2020 memoir, Born to Fly. The relationship began soon after her contentious divorce from Craig Schelske (2006), with whom she had three children. Daughter Olivia released new music earlier this year, while Evans’ son, Jack, is also a musician and producer.

Barker led the University of Alabama to a National Championship as a quarterback in 1992. He remains the school’s all-time winningest quarterback at 35-2-1, per the Tennessean.

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