February 28, 2024

Garfield County prosecutors this week filed formal felony expenses in opposition to Jayson Boebert, the ex-husband of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, after two separate alleged confrontations with members of the family in early January, a courtroom supervisor confirmed Thursday.

Jayson Boebert was charged with a misdemeanor rely of obstructing a police officer and two petty offenses of disorderly conduct and trespassing in a Jan. 6 incident at a restaurant in Silt by which he argued with Lauren Boebert after which refused to depart the restaurant when police arrived, courtroom data present.

He additionally was charged with possessing a gun whereas inebriated, misdemeanor harassment and misdemeanor assault in a Jan. 9 incident by which he’s accused of shoving his 18-year-old son throughout a bodily battle round 1 a.m. at their dwelling outdoors Silt, after which grabbing a rifle when his son known as the sheriff’s workplace. He had been ingesting at a bar earlier than the encounter, in response to an affidavit.

A supervisor in Garfield County Affiliate Courtroom in Rifle confirmed that the ninth Judicial District  Lawyer’s Workplace filed formal expenses Wednesday. District Lawyer Jeff Cheney didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

The formal expenses are the identical as these Jayson Boebert was arrested on, besides that he’s now accused of illegally possessing a firearm whereas drunk, as a substitute of the marginally totally different cost of unlawfully pointing a firearm at one other particular person, courtroom data present.

The disorderly conduct cost alleges Jayson Boebert “made a rough or clearly offensive utterance, gesture or show in a public place which tended to incite a direct breach of the peace,” courtroom data present.

Lauren Boebert, a Republican who represents Colorado’s third Congressional District, informed police after the restaurant encounter that she thought her ex-husband was behaving poorly to “make her undergo” after their October divorce, in response to an affidavit. The pair have been collectively for 18 years and share 4 sons and a grandchild.

On Jan. 6, the 2 have been ingesting at Miner’s Declare Restaurant in Silt when Jayson Boebert known as police and claimed Lauren Boebert had punched him within the face throughout an argument. She informed officers she’d solely positioned her finger on his nostril, and police discovered no proof to assist Jayson’s declare.

Officers requested Jayson Boebert to depart the restaurant, however he refused for a number of minutes. When officers lastly walked him out, he grabbed a doorframe on the best way out to attempt to cease officers, in response to an affidavit filed in opposition to him.