Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert was granted a short lived restraining order towards her ex-husband Jayson on Friday after she accused him of attacking their teenage son throughout a struggle, threatening to hurt her, and coming into and taking a rifle from the household’s residence with out permission.
The pair formally divorced in October, although the restraining order is the newest in a sequence of flare-ups between the previous couple as they navigate their contentious break up.
The decide’s order Friday for a short lived restraining order, which might be made everlasting at a listening to on Thursday, additionally included protections for the couple’s three youthful sons.
In her request, she talked about their January 6 argument in a restaurant the place he claimed she had hit him — a declare he later recanted and that police ultimately stated was unfounded.
Jayson Boebert was uncooperative when police responded on the restaurant, which led to prices of disorderly conduct, third-degree prison trespass, and obstructing a peace officer, in response to courtroom paperwork.
He additionally has “made multiple suicidal threats and threats to harm me over the past 14 months,” the Denver Post reported Rep. Boebert wrote within the submitting.
Jayson Boebert stated he is simply studying of the restraining order. In a textual content message to The Associated Press, he stated he went into the house to wash it up in preparation for the arrival of “her Granny.” He additionally stated that he was the sufferer on the restaurant. “I would never harm Lauren. I just want to move on and be in peace.”
He additionally accused his ex-wife of utilizing the restraining order to “justify” her transfer to a brand new congressional district.
Congresswoman Boebert, a far-right Republican and a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, switched districts in December to flee a troublesome reelection bid and cited the household turmoil as one more reason for her transfer from the Colorado city of Silt to Windsor in her new district.
In her request, Boebert additionally cited a bodily struggle between her ex-husband and their 18-year-old son on January 9. As their son referred to as authorities, Jayson Boebert grabbed a rifle and left, in response to courtroom paperwork. Jayson Boebert was charged with harassment, prohibited use of a weapon, and third-degree assault, courtroom paperwork present. Lauren Boebert was not current throughout that altercation.
Jayson Boebert didn’t immediately reply to particular questions in regards to the January 9 incident within the textual content messages to the AP.