US Rep. Lauren Boebert's son may face felony charges for vehicle break-ins

Denver — According to court filings published Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert's oldest son is accused of being part of a group of pals who used stolen credit cards to buy petrol and McDonald's.

According to his arrest affidavit, Tyler Boebert, 18, was seen in security video at a gas station store with the group when one of the stolen cards was used by someone else. His hoodie was from Shooter's Grill, Lauren Boebert's former business, and cops recognized him from past interactions, the paper added. Juvenile suspects using the stolen credit card were not named.

Tyler Boebert was arrested Tuesday in Rifle, Colorado, for a recent string of vehicle break-ins and property thefts. He may face felony charges of criminal possession of identification documents involving multiple victims and conspiracy to commit a felony. A police statement indicated he faces over 15 more misdemeanor and petty charges.

After appearing in court briefly by video from jail, Boebert was freed Wednesday in a black-and-white striped uniform. McConaughy decided to release him without bond after defense counsel Peyton Miller told him prosecutors had agreed. Nobody has charged him.

A prosecution told McConaughy that adolescents were suspected of credit card theft and use, and the judge ordered the affidavit to redact their names. Miller represents the state public defender's office, which doesn't comment on cases. She did not address the charges in court.

Lauren Boebert stated that she loves her son and that he “has been through some very difficult, public challenges for a young man and the subject of attention that he didn’t ask for” but should be held accountable like everyone else.

“Seeing my child struggling and in this situation breaks my heart, especially after multiple opportunities to improve his life. He will always have my support, she remarked. Lauren Boebert, a Trump loyalist, moved to another town near Rifle, a city of 10,000, in December to run in a more Republican seat after a tough reelection battle.

She got a temporary restraining order against her ex-husband this month for threatening to hurt her and entering the family home without permission. It was her latest fight with Jayson Boebert. Family strife was another reason she moved to Windsor in her new area to seek order.

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