February 29, 2024

GOP Rep. Boebert's Son Arrested on Theft Charges

Tyler Jay Boebert, the eldest son of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was arrested Tuesday in connection with a series of property thefts reported in Rifle, Colorado, according to authorities.

The Rifle Police Department stated that the 18-year-old faces five felony charges and numerous misdemeanor offenses related to vehicle trespass and property thefts.

Among the charges are four counts of criminal possession of ID documents belonging to multiple victims, one count of conspiracy to commit a felony, and "over 15 additional misdemeanor and petty offenses," the department reported.

Authorities emphasized that the investigation remains ongoing, refraining from disclosing further details at this time. They reminded that all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Online jail records indicate that Tyler Boebert is presently in the custody of the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, with no bond information listed.

Rep. Boebert expressed her love and support for her son Tyler, acknowledging the challenges he has faced publicly. She emphasized her commitment to stand by him and reiterated his responsibility for his actions.

The congresswoman's family was in the spotlight earlier this year when police responded to reports of a confrontation between Rep. Boebert and her ex-husband, Jayson Boebert.

Jayson was arrested on charges of misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief following the incident. A judge granted Rep. Boebert a temporary restraining order against her ex-husband, alleging threats of harm.

Additionally, court documents revealed a physical altercation between Jayson and their 18-year-old son, Tyler, on Jan. 9. Jayson was charged with harassment, prohibited use of a weapon, and third-degree assault in connection to the incident.

Rep. Boebert, serving her second term in the U.S. House, announced her candidacy for a congressional seat representing the eastern side of Colorado, following the retirement of Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO). I

In court documents, she alleged multiple suicidal threats and threats of harm from her former spouse over the past 14 months as the controversy continues to impact her reelection campaign in a new district.

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