A council member in the small Denton County city of Northlake is expected to resign after he was arrested and accused of domestic violence, the town’s mayor says.
Northlake Mayor David Rettig said council member Wesley “Wes” Boyer was arrested Monday on two felony charges.
“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,” the mayor said in a statement.
Boyer’s attorney, Tim Powers, told The Dallas Morning News that the allegations are false.
To: Northlake Residents The Town of Northlake is saddened to report that Councilmember Wes Boyer was arrested on two...Posted by Town of Northlake, Texas, Municipal Government on Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Northlake police Chief Robert Crawford said the department was contacted Monday by a school resource officer at Northwest High School regarding a juvenile male who reported an assault. The juvenile was interviewed at the school, according to authorities.
Boyer went to Northlake police, Crawford said, and was interviewed by detectives. He was arrested about 8:10 p.m. on charges of assaulting of a family member and continuous violence against the family.
Crawford said because the investigation involves a juvenile, public information in limited.
According to jail records, Boyer’s bail was set at $15,000 and he has since bonded out of custody.
“The Town is following due process throughout the investigation,” the mayor’s statement said. “We hope for a swift and just resolution to the situation. Our thoughts are with the family.”