Lawyer says attack on Sen. Paul not political

Ebony Scott
November 10, 2017

Rand Paul says the possibility of a federal charge is a concern.

Though the State Police was unable to provide Fox News a timeline for when their investigation will be complete, a spokesman said "it is up to Commonwealth prosecutors" whether Boucher's charges could change from misdemeanor to felony based on the severity of those injuries.

Boucher's only words were "yes sir" as he replied to a judge during the arraignment Thursday, keeping his head lowered and showing no emotion, according to ABC News.

Rene Boucher pleaded not guilty to attacking his neighbor of 17 years. A pretrial hearing was set for November 30.

Five days after he was tackled outside his Bowling Green home, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul accused of assaulting the Kentucky Republican while he was mowing his lawn is scheduled to appear in court.

Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken said the suspect faces a possible 12-month sentence as well as a $500 fine for fourth-degree assault.

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Baker told Bowling Green television station WBKO that the incident was related to a property dispute and called the idea that Paul was "blindsided" an unfair characterization.

"I appreciate all of the support from everyone", Paul posted on Twitter about last Friday's violent altercation. "It is not clear exactly how soon he will return to work, as the pain is considerable as is the difficulty in getting around, including flying", said Doug Stafford, Paul's senior advisor, in a press release.

The ongoing mystery is what led to the assault.

Stivers is a former board member of the Homeowners Association at Rivergreen, the gated community where Senator Paul lives.

In an interview after the court appearance, Dr. Boucher's attorney Matt Baker said that "we should believe" Jim Skaggs when pressed for a motive for the attack on the senator.

The suspect's lawyer, Matthew J. Baker, said the incident was "a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial".

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