The wife of Alex Jones, a far-right conspiracy theorist, was arrested on Friday after allegedly beating her husband.
The authorities arrested Erika Wulff Jones, 43, after she reportedly struck her husband over his head “over 20 times,” per The Daily Beast, citing documents released by the police. She is facing misdemeanor charges of assault and resisting arrest. On Sunday, she was reportedly released on a $6,000 bond.
Speaking to The Associated Press, Jones said, “It’s a private family matter that happened on Christmas Eve. I love my wife and care about her and it appears to be some kind of medication imbalance.”
Alex Jones’ Wife Allegedly Struck Him More Than 20 Times
According to the Travis County arrest affidavit, as reported by the Daily Beast, Jones contacted the police via 911, telling the emergency operator that his wife had struck him over the head several times. He also reportedly said that she was “holding a polished club in her hand’ and attempting to ‘hit him with it.’”
Jones also alleged that Erica had accused him of “cheating on her” which led to a violent argument as the two bathed their child.
The report also said that Erica allegedly struck Jones more than 20 times using several items such as “possibly” a bottle of shampoo.
Jones also said that he attempted to get away from his wife in the master bedroom, but she followed him, carrying a stone ball to try and strike him with.
At that point, authorities wrote that Jones was already fearing for his life.
During the initial investigation, authorities located a stone that weighed around five pounds in the master bedroom, which is consistent with Jones’ story. Did clarify that Erika never struck him with the stone, “threw it at his head, missing by inches.”
Erika, per the affidavit, denied allegations of making threats. She also said no “assault” happened. An officer who responded to the scene wrote in the document that Erika’s breath reeked of alcohol and that “she stated Alexander was angry from trying to visit family prior.”
As the authorities are taking her into custody, the second affidavit, as cited by the media outlet, “was adamant about not going to jail and at one point broke free of handcuffs and began ‘swing[ing] her fists and kicking’ police officers called for backup, while ‘striking at least one.’”