Politics Rand Paul Suspect Appears in Court, Motive a Mystery

19:27  09 november  2017
19:27  09 november  2017 Source:   NBC News

Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home: police

  Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home: police Kentucky State Police have arrested a man accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at his home in Bowling Green, the senator's office confirmed on Saturday. "Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault," Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for Paul, said in a statement. "The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.

Rand Paul 's neighbor appeared in court Thursday and offered no explanation for allegedly attacking the senator and breaking his ribs. The motive remains unclear, though possible feuds over the property line, landscaping and politics have all been floated.

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Image:Rene Boucher, center, appears in court for an arraignment hearing with his attorney Matt Baker, left, on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Boucher pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his neighbor, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image:Rene Boucher, center, appears in court for an arraignment hearing with his attorney Matt Baker, left, on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Boucher pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his neighbor, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.

Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor appeared in court Thursday and offered no explanation for allegedly attacking the senator and breaking his ribs.

Dressed in a suit and joined by attorney Matthew Baker, Rene Boucher pled not guilty to a charge of fourth-degree misdemeanor assault, leaving the mystery lingering of the reasons behind the altercation.

Paul grateful for 'overwhelming support' after assault

  Paul grateful for 'overwhelming support' after assault <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he has received overwhelming support following an injury after an assault at his home.</p>Paul posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he and his wife were grateful for the support "after Friday's unfortunate incident." Kentucky State Police say Paul had minor injuries. Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher and charged him with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault with a minor injury.

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Sources told NBC News that the dispute began when Paul was attacked from behind while mowing his lawn while wearing headphones.

The motive remains unclear, though possible feuds over the property line, landscaping and politics have all been floated. Boucher's lawyer said it was not politics, but that the conflict arose from a matter "most people would regard as trivial."

The current charge carries a sentence of up to 12 months in jail, but police told the Washington Post that the charges could rise to felony assault due to the severity of the senator's injuries. Paul tweeted that he had six fractured ribs.

Pressed by reporters outside the district court about the status of the charges, Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken said the charges could still change.

Neighbor pleads not guilty to assaulting Sen. Rand Paul as he mowed lawn

  Neighbor pleads not guilty to assaulting Sen. Rand Paul as he mowed lawn <p>A longtime neighbor accused of assaulting U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and breaking six of his ribs pleaded not guilty to assault in court in Bowling Green, Kentucky.</p>Rene Boucher pleaded not guilty to a fourth-degree assault charge Thursday in connection with the attack as Paul mowed his lawn in the neighborhood where they both live.

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"Both the FBI and the Kentucky state police are continuing their investigation," she said.

Assaulting a member of Congress is a federal crime.

Image: Rene BoucherRene Boucher, who has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Rene BoucherRene Boucher, who has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Boucher, who like Paul is a doctor, is required to stay 1,000 feet away from the senator unless the neighbor is in his home, when the distance is reduced to 200 feet. Violating the stay-away order, the judge noted, would be a separate misdemeanor.

Sen. Rand Paul sees "no justification" for attack .
A violent scuffle occurred on November 3 at Paul's Bowling Green, Kentucky, home while he was doing yard work. The neighbor, Rene Boucher, allegedly tackled the senator from behind. Boucher's attorney told CBS News that the attack was not politically motivated, but rather "a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial."Paul told The Washington Examiner that he had not spoken to Boucher for a decade before the attack and that he could not conceive of a motive, but that "there is going to be a criminal prosecution.

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