Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert's teenage son arrested on theft charges

 February 29, 2024

The 18-year-old son of Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., found himself in legal trouble after being arrested Tuesday in Rifle, Colorado, following a series of reported vehicle trespasses and property thefts, local law enforcement authorities confirmed.

Tyler Jay Boebert faces serious charges, including multiple felony counts of criminal possession of identification documents and conspiracy to commit a felony, along with more than 15 additional misdemeanor and petty offenses, as detailed by the Rifle police department.

The police report

The police emphasized that the matter remains under active investigation, refraining from divulging further details at this stage.

They underscored the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law, a fundamental principle of the legal system.

As of Wednesday morning, Tyler Boebert remained in custody at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, with no bond amount or release date set, according to official records.

Rep. Boebert's response

In response to her son's arrest, Representative Lauren Boebert released a statement expressing her love and support for her son amid his struggles.

She acknowledged the challenges he has faced, describing them as "difficult, public challenges" for a young man who did not seek the spotlight.

Expressing her heartbreak over witnessing her son's struggles, Rep. Boebert reiterated her unwavering commitment to being there for him, emphasizing that Tyler must take responsibility for his actions and be held accountable, just like any other citizen.

Other family troubles

The arrest of her son adds to the family's recent troubles, which have included issues involving her ex-husband, Jayson Boebert, the father of Tyler and their three other sons. Last year, Rep. Boebert filed for divorce from Jayson Boebert, amid a series of personal conflicts.

Recently, Rep. Boebert was granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-husband, alleging threats of harm and unauthorized entry into the family home.

Jayson Boebert countered the claims, stating that he entered the residence to assist with cleaning ahead of a family visit, accusing Rep. Boebert of leveraging the restraining order to justify her relocation to a different congressional district.

Rep. Boebert's decision to move to a neighboring district with a strong Republican base came amidst her desire for a fresh start following a tumultuous period for herself and her family. She cited personal and familial challenges as factors influencing her move from Silt to Windsor, stating her intention to overcome past difficulties and focus on serving her constituents effectively in her new capacity.

The developments surrounding Tyler Boebert's arrest underscore the complexities and personal strains experienced by public figures, shedding light on the intersection of personal challenges with public responsibilities.

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