Rand Paul Allegedly Attacked By Neighbor Over Landscaping Dispute

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday evening said that the injuries the junior senator sustained during a Friday afternoon assault at his Bowling Green home include five broken ribs.

"Senator Paul and Dr. Boucher have been next-door neighbors for 17 years".

Paul was wearing headphones while mowing his lawn in Bowling Green, Kentucky, when he was attacked from behind by Rene Boucher, 59, on Friday, two sources said. The severe pain can last for weeks or months.

After Paul reported the assault, the Warren County attorney's office issued an arrest warrant and a trooper arrested Boucher, police said.

A spokeswoman for Paul said he was "blindsided" by the attack, but did not provide more details.

Stafford said Paul had three displaced fractures, which can lead to life-threatening injuries, as well as lung contusions. "They are also prominent members of the local medical community and worked together when they were both practicing physicians", lawyer Matthew J. Baker said.

Senior Adviser Doug Stafford said it is unclear when the Republican will return to work since he is in considerable pain and has difficulty getting around, including flying.

McConnell told reporters in Kentucky "it's potentially a challenge" any time a Republican senator is absent from the Senate.

Boucher was taken to the Warren County Jail, where records show he was released on Saturday on a $7,500 bond with a court date scheduled for Thursday.

Paul and Boucher also had a previous disagreement about a property line involving a creek behind the lawmaker's house where Paul's sons would sometimes play, the source added.

Hodges said Boucher would have faced more serious charges if had he used a weapon or if Paul had been injured seriously. According to online records from the county jail, Boucher was released on a $7,500 bond on Saturday after spending almost 24 hours in the facility. 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.

Boucher applied for a patent for the vest in 2003 and has marketed it through the QVC shopping channel.


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