Sara Evans’ Estranged Husband Arrested For Attempting To Hit Her With His Car
Sara Evans’ estranged husband Jay Barker was arrested in Nashville Saturday after reportedly trying to hit the singer with his car.
Barker, a former NFL player, was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to his arrest report. He was placed on a 12-hour domestic violence hold at Davidson County Jail and was released on bond Saturday night.
An affidavit of Barker’s arrest details the incident that took place around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at a home on Norwood Drive in Nashville where Evans had allegedly left a party at her neighbor’s house. The singer got in the passenger seat of a friend’s car to get a ride home when she saw Barker’s car in her driveway. Barker then began “backing up his vehicle at a high rate of speed attempting to hit them but missed.”
Barker reportedly left the scene before Evans contacted police, who arrived on scene around 1:30 a.m. The affidavit claims that Barker later returned to the scene where he was arrested.
Jay Barker and the “Born To Fly” singer married in 2008, but are currently separated, according to the affidavit. Divorce records obtained by Scoop Nashville show that the couple have been separated since April 2021 and that Evans filed for divorce from Barker in August.
Barker was a college football standout at the University of Alabama. In 1992, he led the Crimson Tide to a national championship. He won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 1994 and finished fifth for the Heisman Trophy.
In 1995, Barker was drafted to the NFL by the Green Bay Packers, but ultimately didn’t make the team. He joined the New England Patriots that same year and the Carolina Panthers a year later, but never played a regular season game.
Barker has been co-host of the radio show “The Jay Barker Show” since 2018. He previously co-hosted a show on Birmingham’s WJOX with former Auburn placekicker Al Del Greco.
Jay Barker is due back in court on March 22 according to his arrest records.