Country music singer Sara Evans submitted for divorce from ex-Alabama quarterback Jay Barker months ahead of he was arrested Saturday on a felony domestic violence charge.

Barker, 49, was booked into a Nashville county jail early Saturday morning, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Business office site. He was billed with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and put on a $10,000 bond with a 12-hour hold mainly because it was a domestic violence scenario. He was launched Saturday evening following submitting bond.

In accordance to courtroom information obtained by Scoop Nashville, Evans filed a complaint trying to get divorce on Aug. 23, 2021, citing irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital perform. At the time, Evans also alleged Barker was responsible of inappropriate marital perform, court docket information added.


Previous Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, remaining, and his wife state new music singer Sara Evans arrive at the 46th annual Academy of Place Audio Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2011. Barker was arrested Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, on a felony domestic violence charge, Tennessee authorities explained.
(AP Image/Chris Pizzello, File)

As Evans and the other person pulled into the driveway of a close by property, Barker allegedly reversed his vehicle “at a higher price of pace attempting to strike them, but skipped,” according to the arrest affidavit.

The travellers of the vehicle and witnesses explained to law enforcement that Barker “intentionally” attempted to hit them with the automobile, the Tennessean claimed

The pair has been married for 12 years, though Barker has been living in Homewood, Alabama, for the past a few months, court docket documents show. They have no little ones with each other. 


This booking photo released by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department shows Harry Jerome Barker, also known as Jay Barker, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.

This reserving photograph introduced by the Metropolitan Nashville Law enforcement Division shows Harry Jerome Barker, also acknowledged as Jay Barker, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.
(Metropolitan Nashville Law enforcement Division via AP)

The 50-yr-outdated “Born to Fly” singer unveiled her most up-to-date album, “Duplicate That,” in May perhaps 2020.

Barker led Alabama to the college football nationwide championship in 1992, defeating the Miami Hurricanes, 34–13, in the 1993 Sugar Bowl. The Inexperienced Bay Packers drafted him in the fifth round of the 1995 NFL Draft, even though he by no means performed in an NFL recreation. 

Barker is now a athletics radio converse exhibit host in Alabama. 

On Sunday, Barker released a statement on the Instagram account of his radio exhibit inquiring for privateness “for the sake of my relatives and particularly for our youngsters.”

“Sadly, headlines and fast-to-publish information stories do not sufficiently seize the whole context and complex material of our life,” the submit extra. 

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Barker is scheduled to look in court docket in March.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.