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Lauren Boebert’s ex-husband arrested days after they fought in public

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Police have arrested Jayson Boebert, former husband of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), for six charges including prohibited use of weapons, assault, and obstructing a peace officer. His arrest comes just days after the two reportedly fought in a restaurant within the legislator’s congressional district, though it’s unclear if the aforementioned charges are in any way connected to the restaurant incident.

The charges also include harassment (“strikes, shoves, kicks”), disorderly conduct, and trespassing, according to Garfield County jail records cited by The Daily Beast. Jayson Boebert was released from jail on $2,500 bail on Tuesday, and the couple’s relationship continues to dominate headlines as the anti-LGBTQ+ congresswoman enters a tough re-election bid.

Last Saturday, police began investigating domestic violence accusations after Jayson Boebert accused his ex-wife of repeatedly punching him in the face at the Miner’s Claim restaurant in Silt, Colorado. The alleged attack occurred hours after the Boeberts had a physical altercation outside of Jayson Boebert’s house as Lauren Boebert picked up one of their sons.

Lauren Boebert left, but later on, he reportedly called her to apologize and asked if they could meet in public. They met at the Miner’s Claim, at which point Jayson Boebert started being a “lewd” “disrespectful” “asshole,” Lauren Boebert’s aide said.

Jayson Boebert allegedly made an “aggressive,” “not romantic” movement towards his ex-wife “to grab her,” the aide added. While he reportedly claimed that she punched him twice in the nose, Lauren Boebert’s aide said, once more, that she merely put her hand on his face to keep him away.

Her ex called the police, and she reportedly stayed at the restaurant to talk with officers. Both she and her ex returned to their separate homes, and police have said that they’re conducting an “active investigation” into what occurred. 

Lauren Boebert denied punching her ex and said she was pursuing legal options against him. “I made a mistake. We both overreacted. I only want what’s best for [the] boys and I still love her very much. We both share some hurt deep down inside,” Jayson Boebert said.

Last May, Lauren Boebert filed for divorce from Jayson Boebert after 20 years of marriage. Jayson Boebert once exposed himself to two women, one of whom was just 16, in a bowling alley. The couple has four children together, who they allow to play near loaded rifles. The couple also owned a gun-themed restaurant that poisoned 80 people, giving them “abdominal cramping” and “diarrhea.”

In February 2004, a year before they married, Jayson Boebert was booked on a domestic violence charge for allegedly striking, shoving, or kicking Lauren Boebert. In May 2004, Lauren Boebert was charged with third-degree assault, criminal mischief, and underage drinking charges for scratching Jayson Boebert’s face and chest and trashing his residence.

Lauren Boebert is the third most responsible person driving anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech on Twitter. Among her many bigoted statements, she has accused LGBTQ+ people of “spitting in God’s face,” “butchering” children, and “perverting” the nation.

Last November, Lauren Boebert narrowly won re-election in her district by just 547 votes. Afterward, she made headlines by vaping and groping inside a theater near children during a live performance of the musical Beetlejuice. Facing a looming re-election loss, she recently decided to run for re-election in a different district to increase her chances of success, but her plan is already backfiring as other state Republicans oppose her.

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