The wife of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested on Christmas Eve on a charge of domestic violence which the right-wing provocateur said resulted from a “drug imbalance”.
Sheriff’s deputies booked Erika Wulff Jones into an Austin jail around 8:45 p.m. Friday. Prison records showed the 43-year-old was facing charges of assault causing bodily harm to a family member and resistance to arrest, search or transport. By the afternoon of Christmas Day, she had not received a deposit.
Alex Jones, an Austin resident and founder of the right-wing media group Infowars, declined to say if he was injured or to elaborate on what happened beyond what he believed was linked to a recent change of medication.
“It was a private family affair that happened on Christmas Eve,” Jones said. “I love my wife and I care about her and it seems to be kind of a drug imbalance.”
The Travis County Sheriff‘s Office did not immediately respond to a request for a report on Wulff Jones’ arrest and a spokesperson could not provide information. A lawyer for Wulff Jones did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Jones himself went to court this week, seeking to block subpoenas issued by the House committee investigating the January 6 insurgency on the U.S. Capitol.
Jones spoke at a rally in support of then-President Donald Trump which preceded the riot and his Infowars colleague Owen Shroyer was charged with crimes related to the riot in August . Shroyer said he was “innocent of the charges”.
Jones said his wife’s arrest “wasn’t about my politics” and “it wasn’t some sort of hateful personal thing or anything.”