Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was reportedly attacked while he mowed the grass at his home in Bowling Green. He said the two men have been neighbors for 17 years and worked together when they were both practicing physicians.
In a statement provided to Fox News, Boucher's lawyer said the incident was "regrettable" and hoped the men could "get back to being neighbors". Boucher was charged with fourth degree assault.
"Paul didn't get any severe injuries to his face", Robert stated that Paul did not get any face injuries and he did not discuss his assault to media. That echoed word from Paul's office, which initially said the Republican senator was fine after being blindsided by an attacker. Stafford said Sunday that the broken ribs include three displaced fractures, which can lead to life-threatening injuries. He added, "This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force. 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", Stafford said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says fellow Sen. He was released from jail after posting $7,500 bail Saturday night. Boucher is seen here in a photo from the Warren County Regional Jail.
Neighbors told local TV station WAVE that the pair share a corner adjacent to their homes and have been in the midst of a feud.
Paul reportedly told police that Boucher tackled him from behind. He had trouble breathing because of a rib injury, the warrant said. But beyond that, details about how the assault occurred, and what might have motivated it, have been scarce. Online records state that Boucher's party affiliation is Democrat. Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher and charged him with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. He invented the "Therm-A-Vest", a cloth vest partially filled with rice that when heated can be worn to relieve back pain, according to a 2005 article from the Bowling Green Daily News.