Sen. Rand Paul assaulted in his Kentucky home


Local reports say Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kent.) was assaulted in his home in Kentucky. According to a statement from Kentucky State Police, they have arrested a suspect in the assault, identified as 59-year-old Rene Albert Boucher of Bowling Green, Kent.

According to a news release, KSP troopers were called to the Paul residence at 3:21 p.m. Friday. Boucher was later arrested and charged with assaulting the Republican junior senator.

The release indicated Paul sustained minor injuries, according to The Bowling Green Daily News (BGDN).

A statement reportedly from Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper, tweeted out by BGDN managing editor Daniel Pike, says, “Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”

The Warren County Regional Jail website lists Boucher as being held on a $5,000 bond, and indicates his arrest warrant was issued with the charge of fourth degree assault, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken, additional charges will may be determined after the extent of Paul’s injuries are assessed.


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