Jay Barker arrest: Reports reveal details of Nashville incident
Jay Barker allegedly attempted to hit his wife, singer Sara Evans, with his car, according to reports out of Nashville.
Barker was arrested early Saturday morning for felony assault and placed on a 12-hour hold for domestic violence. Cassandra Stephenson of the Nashville Tennessean reports that Barker allegedly attempted to hit 2 people with his car around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Stephenson’s report, citing documents on file with Metro Nashville General Sessions Court, details the incident:
[T]he people in the vehicle were leaving a party… As they pulled into the driveway of a nearby home, Barker allegedly reversed his vehicle “at a high rate of speed attempting to hit them, but missed,” according to the arrest affidavit.
The vehicle’s occupants contacted police after Barker drove away from the home, the affidavit states. Police made contact with Barker when he later drove by the house.
The passengers of the vehicle and an unidentified number of unnamed witnesses told police Barker “intentionally” tried to strike them.
Per the Tennessean, Barker’s bond was set at $10,000, and he is scheduled to appear in court in March.
Caleb Turrentine of ABC 33/40 also obtained the arrest affidavit. ABC 33/40’s reporting notes that “the affidavit states the victim and the defendant are married but separated and currently living separately.”
Barker was the quarterback of the 1992 Alabama national championship team. In 1994, he won SEC Player of the Year and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Barker played professionally from 1995 to 2001 in the NFL, CFL and XFL. After his playing career, Barker got into radio with WJOX and ESPN Radio.
Barker and Evans married in 2008.