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Lauren Boebert’s son arrested on charges of vehicle trespass and property thefts

by NBC News

The 18-year-old son of Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., was arrested Tuesday after a “recent string of vehicle trespass and property thefts” in Rifle, Colorado, police said.

Tyler Jay Boebert faces felony counts of criminal possession of identification documents and conspiracy to commit a felony, as well as more than 15 additional misdemeanor and petty offenses, Rifle police said on Facebook.

“This is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time,” the post said. “All suspects are considered innocent until adjudicated guilty in a court of law.”

As of Wednesday morning, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office listed Tyler Boebert as an inmate in the county jail with no bond amount or release date set.

Reached for comment in response to her son’s arrest, Lauren Boebert said in a statement that her son has faced “difficulit, public challenges” and it “breaks my heart to see my child struggling.”

“I love my son Tyler, who has been through some very difficult, public challenges for a young man and the subject of attention that he didn’t ask for,” she said. “It breaks my heart to see my child struggling and, in this situation, especially when he has been provided multiple opportunities to get his life on track.”

“I will never give up on him and I will continue to be there for him,” she added. “As an adult and father, Tyler will take responsibility for his actions and should be held accountable for poor decisions just like any other citizen.”

The arrest of her son follows troubles Lauren Boebert has faced with her ex-husband in the past year. She filed for divorce from her husband, Jayson Boebert, the father of Tyler and their three other sons, last year. She was granted a temporary restraining order against him this month after she alleged he threatened to harm her and entered the family’s home without permission. Her husband told The Associated Press that he entered the home to clean it up in preparation for the arrival of…

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