After Evans and the other witness claimed that he was intentionally trying to hit them, he was arrested, the affidavit stated, per CBS 42. Barker is scheduled to appear in court in March.
Barker has been the co-host of The Jay Barker Show, a radio show on Tide 100.9 FM in Tuscaloosa, Ala., since 2018.
“We all confront challenges in life, and my family and I are facing one now,” read a Jan. 16 message posted on The Jay Barker Show Instagram page. “Unfortunately, headlines and quick-to-publish news stories does not adequately capture the full context and complex fabric of our lives. I love my family dearly, and at this difficult time, I respectfully ask for privacy for the sake of my family and especially for our kids. In gratitude, Jay Barker.”
E! News has reached out to Evans’ rep for comment.
Known for her hit singles “No Place That Far,” “Born To Fly” and “Suds in the Bucket,” country musician Evans has won both a Billboard award and a Country Music Award throughout her career thus far. In 2019, she performed at the Country Music Awards alongside Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and more.