Northlake Town Council Member Wes Boyer has resigned from his council seat May 23 after being arrested May 22.
A post made on the Northlake Town Council's Facebook page and attributed to Mayor David A. Rettig reported Boyer was arrested on two felony charges.
Wes Boyer, who represents Place 6 and was re-elected earlier in May after drawing no challengers, was arrested on charges of continuous family violence and assault of a family member, according to Denton County Jail information. Both bonds were $7,500, and he bonded out May 23, according to jail records.
Northlake Town Manager Drew Corn said Boyer submitted his resignation at 4 p.m. May 23. Per state law, the Town Council must accept the resignation, Corn said in an email. Rettig has tentatively scheduled the resignation acceptance for the June 8 council meeting.
Rettig said on the town’s social media that 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 town is following due process throughout the investigation. We hope for a swift and just resolution to the situation. Our thoughts are with the family.”
Northlake Police Chief Robert Crawford said police were called to Northwest High School by the school resource officer after a report had been made by Boyer’s child. Boyer went to the Northlake Police Department and agreed to a voluntary interview with detectives.
“There was enough probable cause from his interview that we completed the arrest at the police department,” Crawford said.
The case remains under investigation.