Country Singer Sara Evans Husband Arrested After Allegedly Attempting To Run Her Over

January 16, 2022

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Jay Barker arrested after trying to run wife, Sara Evans, over
49-year-old Jay Barker was arrested on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback and host of The Jay Barker Show allegedly attempted to run into Sara Evans, his wife.
According to an affidavit, Evans was heading home from a neighbor's house in the passenger side of her friend's car. When they were going to pass the driveway, Jay Barker was "reversing his vehicle at a high rate of speed attempting to hit them, but missed." Evans and another witness claim that Barker's actions were intentional and he was trying to cause them harm.
Barker was arrested and placed on a 12-hours hold for domestic violence. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on March 22 to settle the case.
Evans reported filed for divorce in August before things became violent.