U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert addresses the crowd gathered for the Montezuma County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner held at the Ute Mountain Casino in Towaoc, Colorado, on October 28, 2023. (Photo by Shaun Stanley/ Special to The Denver Post)
The Silt Police Department is investigating a Saturday night incident at a restaurant involving U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and her ex-husband Jayson Boebert.
Silt Police Chief Mike Kite confirmed the investigation to the Denver Post but said he could not provide more details because police were still collecting data.
Police were called to the Miner’s Claim restaurant in Silt on Saturday night, but Kite declined to describe the nature of the incident or the allegations. The Silt Police Department will release its report on the incident once the investigation concludes, she said.
“We have a lot of facts and things to figure out,” Kite said.
No one was arrested at the restaurant, he said.
In a statement to the Denver Post from her campaign manager, Boebert said: “This is a sad situation for everyone that continues to escalate and is another reason I am moving. “I didn’t punch Jayson in the face and no one was arrested.”
Boebert said she intends to consult with her attorney about her ex-husband’s claims about her on Saturday night.
Jayson Boebert told The Denver Post in a brief phone interview that she called the Silt Police Department on Sunday morning and told police she did not want to press charges.
“I don’t want anything to happen,” Jayson Boebert said. “She and I were working through a difficult conversation.”
Jayson Boebert ended the conversation without answering any more questions about what happened.
Lauren Boebert, who represents Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, She filed for divorce from her husband in April, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was final in October. The couple married in 2005 and have four children and one grandson.
The incident involving the Boeberts was first reported Saturday night by American Muckrakers. a political group working to overthrow the second-term congresswoman. The group reported on X that Boebert hit her husband twice and then called the police.
However, Kite did not confirm that report. She said police were requesting video footage from the restaurant.
Both Boeberts have police records.
Lauren Boebert was arrested and cited at least four times for minor crimes before being elected to Congress. One of those cases was dismissed.
Jayson Boebert was arrested in 2004 and pleaded guilty to public indecency and lewd exposure after exposing himself to two minors at a bowling alley.
In August 2022, Jayson Boebert participated in a neighborhood dispute involving Garfield County sheriff’s deputies after neighbors complained that children were traveling too fast in a buggy around the neighborhood. Despite reports of threats and property damage, no one was charged in connection with that incident.
Lauren Boebert was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2020 to represent the Third Congressional District on the Western Slope. She won re-election in 2022. The pro-Trump Republican’s entire tenure has been filled with controversy, including in September when she was escorted out of a production of “Beetlejuice” at the Denver Performing Arts Center after other customers complained about his disruptive and vaping behavior.
Last month, Boebert, who faced a tough challenge from Democrat Adam Frisch, announced She is changing districts and would run in the 4th Congressional District. to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Ken Buck. In her announcement of her move, Boebert said he was looking for a fresh start after a particularly difficult year for her and her family.
Drew Sexton, Boebert’s campaign manager, said the congresswoman intends to move to the 4th Congressional District, but did not have a specific location or timeline.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.