Local Council Member Resigns Following Arrest

Council Member Resigns
Northlake Town Council Member Wes Boyer | Image by Denton County Jail

A Northlake Town Council Member has resigned following his arrest for alleged domestic violence.

Wes Boyer submitted his resignation from his position on the city council on Tuesday following his arrest on two charges of domestic violence.

According to Community Impact, law enforcement responded to Northwest High School the previous Monday based on a report received from Boyer’s child.

Later that same day, Boyer reported to the Northlake Police Department for an interview regarding the situation. At some point, as Boyer spoke with officials, police determined that there was enough probable cause to arrest him, Northlake Police Chief Robert Crawford told Community Impact.

While specifics of this case are not currently known, records from the Denton County Jail indicate that Boyer was charged with two felonies. According to the website, one of these felonies was for assault on a family member that impeded breath or circulation; the other was for continuous violence against the family.

The bonds for these felonies were $7,500 each. Boyer bonded out on Tuesday.

Northlake Mayor David A. Rettig, who announced Boyer’s arrest in a press release on Tuesday, said he hoped for a “swift and just resolution” as the investigation continued.

“Given the gravity of his role in the community, and in deference to the seriousness of the charges, we are expecting Mr. Boyer to resign from Town Council,” Rettig said in the press release. “The Town is following due process throughout the investigation.”

Northlake Town Manager Drew Corn confirmed that Boyer submitted his resignation at 4 p.m. Tuesday. This resignation was expected to be accepted by the council at its next meeting on June 8.

Boyer represented Place 6 on the council. He was re-elected to the seat earlier this month after running unopposed.

Domestic violence is also a problem in the nearby City of Dallas. As of May 1, there were 4,956 reports of family violence crimes in the City this year.

Updated crime information, such as the Dallas Police Department’s daily crime analytics dashboard, has been rendered inoperable due to an alleged ransomware heist and information heist claimed to be conducted by a hacking group known as Royal, as was previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Because of this, The Dallas Express utilized data from the Dallas Police Department’s latest crime data update on May 1.

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