U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s ex-husband arrested on trespassing, obstruction, disorderly conduct charges

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s ex-husband arrested on trespassing, obstruction, disorderly conduct charges

Jayson Boebert, U.S. Rep Lauren Boebert’s ex-husband, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief days after a public incident at a restaurant in western Colorado, according to court records.

Silt Police Chief Mike Kite on Wednesday confirmed in a phone call that three arresting charges — trespassing, obstruction of a police officer and disorderly conduct — were part of an arrest warrant for Jayson Boebert that Silt police had obtained in connection to the incident at Miner’s Claim restaurant in Silt.

Police were called to the restaurant on Saturday night for an incident involving Lauren and Jayson Boebert, Kite confirmed to The Denver Post over the weekend, but Kite declined at the time to describe the incident or any of the accusations.

Garfield County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jayson Boebert Tuesday, according to online court records.

Additionally, Colorado Bureau of Investigation records show another charge, prohibited aiming of a firearm, involved in Jayson Boebert’s Tuesday arrest.

Kite said the assault, firearm and obstruction charges were from a separate Garfield County sheriff’s warrant, and he declined to elaborate on where that came from.

Garfield County jail records show Jayson Boebert was released from the jail Tuesday. His bail was set at $1,000 for the criminal mischief charge and $1,500 for the assault charge, according to court records.

Jayson Boebert told The Post in a short Sunday phone interview that he called the Silt Police Department on Sunday morning and told police he does not want to press charges.

“I don’t want nothing to happen,” Jayson Boebert said. “Her and I were working through a difficult conversation.”

Jayson Boebert ended the interview without answering more questions about what happened.

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A political group that opposes Lauren Boebert accused the congresswoman of punching her ex-husband, but she denied that allegation. Police did not confirm that report.

Boebert campaign manager Drew Sexton declined to comment Wednesday on Jayson Boebert’s arrest.

“This is a sad situation for all that keeps escalating and another reason I’m moving,” Lauren Boebert said earlier, on Sunday, in a statement from her campaign. “I didn’t punch Jayson in the face and no one was arrested.”

Lauren Boebert, a Republican who represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, filed for divorce in April, citing irreconcilable differences. The Boeberts’ divorce was finalized in October, after 18 years of marriage. They have four sons and one grandchild.

Last month, Boebert, who faced a serious repeat challenge from Democrat Adam Frisch in 2022, announced she was switching districts and will run in the 4th Congressional District this year to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ken Buck.

Staff writer John Aguilar contributed to this story.