The charges come three days after Jayson Boebert called the police on the congresswoman after a physical altercation between the two of them on Saturday, with Jayson Boebert claiming she had repeatedly hit him in the face, The Daily Beast first reported. Silt Chief of Police Mike Kite told The Daily Beast on Wednesday morning that three of the six charges were related to the incident, but could not elaborate further.
A criminal history report obtained by Westword through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows that Jayson Boebert was taken into custody by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and charged with “simple assault in the third degree, simple assault 3 – knowingly/recklessly causing injury to another person, prohibited use of a weapon – aiming firearm, obstructing police/obstructing a peace officer, trespassing and disorderly conduct – offensive gesture.” The last two charges are petty offenses; the rest are misdemeanors. (Petty offenses carry up to 10 days jail time, a fine, or both, according to Colorado law.)
The Boeberts’ ongoing tumult has played out in the public eye, as the long-married couple with four children closed their restaurant and split, finalizing their divorce last year. In September, Lauren Boebert caught significant blowback after her denials about vaping with a new boyfriend during a musical adaptation of Beetlejuice were immediately undercut by security footage.
Garfield County jail records show that Jayson, 43, was released shortly after his arrest. Attempts to reach him for comment since his arrest have been unsuccessful.