Country singer Sara Evans’ husband arrested after trying to attack her with vehicle, affidavit claims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Former University of Alabama and NFL quarterback Jay Barker was arrested Saturday in Nashville and now faces a domestic violence charge.

Barker is married to country music singer Sara Evans.

This booking photo shows Harry Jerome Barker, also known as Jay Barker, on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Authorities in Tennessee say the former Alabama quarterback has been arrested for felony domestic violence. (Nashville Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

An arrest warrant says officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Norwood Drive around 1.30am Saturday for domestic disturbances. When officers arrived on the scene, the victim told them she was at a party at her neighbor’s house across the street, and when the party was over, she climbed into the passenger seat of a car and asked someone to drive her across the street.

As the car she was in passed her driveway threshold, she said she saw 49-year-old Harry Jerome Barker, commonly known as Jay Barker, put his car in reverse and speed towards them, trying to run into them. Barker missed and the victim said Barker left before calling the police.

Arrest records indicate Barker was taken into custody for 12 hours for domestic violence. He is now being held on $10,000 bail and is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Barker is a sports radio talk show host in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. During his NFL career, Barker played for the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers. He went on to play for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League and the short-lived Birmingham Thunderbolts of the XFL’s first wave. He is best known for his time in college as a quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

He led Alabama to the national championship in 1992. He won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the nation’s top upperclassman in that position and finished fifth in the 1994 Heisman Trophy voting.

Barker led Alabama to a 35-2-1 record as a starting quarterback.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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