New Details on Rand Paul Assault: Sneak Attack, Mystery Dispute


Disagreement between Rand Paul and his neighbor over the senator’s politics and his property line have been potential motives within the badault that left the Kentucky lawmaker with 5 damaged ribs, a supply instructed NBC News on Monday.

Paul was carrying headphones whereas mowing his garden in Bowling Green, Kentucky, when he was attacked from behind by Rene Boucher, 59, on Friday, two sources stated. Paul suffered 5 rib fractures, together with three displaced fractures.

Paul managed to throw Boucher off of him they usually exchanged phrases, sources stated.

The two males had not spoken in a number of years and a rift between the pair presumably stemmed from Boucher’s distaste for Paul’s politics, in addition to these of his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a supply stated.

Paul and Boucher additionally had a earlier disagreement a few property line involving a creek behind the lawmaker’s home the place Paul’s sons would generally play, the supply added.

Boucher’s lawyer denied that politics had something to go together with the combat.

“Senator Paul and Dr. Boucher have been next-door neighbors for 17 years. They are also prominent members of the local medical community and worked together when they were both practicing physicians,” lawyer Matthew J. Baker stated.

“The unfortunate occurrence of November 3rd has absolutely nothing to do with either’s politics or political agendas,” he added. “It was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial. We sincerely hope that Senator Paul is doing well and that these two gentlemen can get back to being neighbors as quickly as possible.”

Image: Rene Boucher

Police say Rene Boucher badaulted Sen. Rand Paul at his house.