Via ABC News:
Sen. Rand Paul‘s neighbor was arrested after he allegedly “tackled [Sen. Rand Paul] from behind” at the senator’s Bowling Green, Kentucky home, according to a court document.
The Republican senator informed responding state police troopers that Rene Boucher, 59, approached him on his property at around 3:30 p.m. on Friday and allegedly “tackled him from behind, forcing him to the ground and causing pain,” the complaint warrant, first reported by ABC News affiliate WBKO.
Sen. Paul suffered “small cuts to the nose and mouth area,” also was having difficulty breathing “due to a potential rib injury,” the warrant states.
When questioned about the attack, the warrant adds, Boucher “admitted going onto Paul’s property and tackling.”
The senator, the warrant also noted, sought medical treatment by a physician.
A spokeswoman confirmed Paul sustained a minor injury and said the politician was “blindsided.”
“Sen. Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,” according to the statement, adding that the 54-year-old politician suffered minored injuries and “is fine.”
While many right-wing propaganda sites are trying to make it politically motivated (Boucher is a registered Democrat) neighbors are saying that Paul and Boucher have “had an ongoing feud.” And though Boucher is shown through Facebook postings to be high critical of President Donald Trump, an advocate for gun control and healthcare reform. There does not seem to be any posts that target Senator Paul.
Boucher is being held at Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. The report says that if convicted of the Class A misdemeanor, Boucher could face a year in prison. The Daily News report adds that Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken said Boucher could face extra charges, based on “the injuries” suffered by Paul.
Never forget The Bowling Green Massacre