One of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s sons called 911, asking for help because his father was “throwing” him around the house, the latest in a number of the family’s run-ins with local police.
One of Lauren and Jayson Boebert’s sons – the couple has four – called 911 the evening of Dec. 11 to report that his father had become angry with him and the argument turned physical, according to audio recordings obtained by The Denver Post. The son was sobbing and struggling to catch his breath during the call while he said that Jayson Boebert was “throwing me around.”
“I don’t know why he got mad, he just started yelling at me and he started throwing me,” the son said on the 911 call.
“He does this to me so much,” he later added.
The Denver Post is not naming the son because he is a minor.
The dispatcher sent a sheriff’s deputy to the home and asked whether there were any weapons in the home.
“I mean, there are weapons in the house, yeah, but I don’t think he’d use them on me,” the son said.
Minutes later the son called 911 again. Early during that second call, a woman can be heard yelling. The son retracted his previous comments and said that his father hadn’t gotten physical during the argument but instead just yelled.
Lauren Boebert then took over the conversation with the dispatcher, saying “Hi, I’m the mom.”
“There was an argument over dinner,” she said. “I understand you guys have to come and talk to them.”
Since the argument, Lauren Boebert said she and her son had left the house and moved to another farmhouse on the property.
“He doesn’t need help but they can come here,” Lauren Boebert said to the dispatcher.
A deputy arrived at the Boebert home shortly after the second call and spoke with Jayson Boebert and his son, according to Garfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, also obtained by The Denver Post.
The deputy wrote that Jayson Boebert acknowledged the argument and told his son to leave the house and head to the farmhouse “to cool off.”
Jayson Boebert shut the door on his son and said it didn’t hurt him “but maybe the door touched his butt on the way out,” the report says.
The deputy then spoke to the son who “said he started yelling at his dad first and his dad wasn’t physical,” the report says. The son said “he wasn’t sure why he said that his dad hurt him, but he was upset and said it.”
The deputy found no visible marks on the son and determined that he and Lauren Boebert “were going to watch a movie and keep the situation calm and start over in the morning,” the report says.
“No crime at this time – Unfounded,” the report ends.
Jayson Boebert did not return a message seeking comment but previously denied to Business Insider, which first reported the story, that he had hurt his son but acknowledged that they had argued, noting that “every teenage boy is going to want to test the bull.”
In an emailed statement from a spokesman, Lauren Boebert briefly addressed the incident.
“The safety and well-being of my family are the most important things in the world to me,” she said. “We’ve had some tough times and heartache. I’ve taken action to ensure there are better days ahead for all of us.”
Lauren Boebert, whose district covers Colorado’s sprawling Western Slope, filed for divorce last month.
Neither Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario nor his spokesman responded to text messages, calls or emails seeking comment.
Vallario supported Boebert’s 2020 run for office.
Since voters elected Lauren Boebert to Congress in 2020, Garfield County deputies have been called to her home multiple times, though they have never charged anybody with a crime. Last August deputies arrived in the area after neighbors accused Jayson Boebert of drunkenly threatening them.
Jayson Boebert was charged with a crime in 2004, however, and pleaded guilty to public indecency and lewd exposure after exposing himself to two minors in a bowling alley. That took place before the couple married and Lauren Boebert has repeatedly defended Jayson Boebert, writing in her autobiography that he had only acted as though he was going to unzip his pants.
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