No Country For Old Men author Cormac Mccarthy's ex-wife has been arrested in New Mexico for aggravated assault.

Jennifer MCCarthy was taken into custody on Saturday (04Jan14) after her boyfriend called the police and accused her of threatening him with a gun, according to

Reports suggest she pointed it at her boyfriend's head, but he was able to wrestle it from her before calling the police.

MCCarthy was released from jail on Sunday (05Jan14) after posting a $500 (£330) bond.

Cormac and Jennifer were married from 1998 to 2006.