Paul Grateful For 'Overwhelming Support' After Assault

Police say Rene Boucher assaulted Sen.

Boucher, of Bowling Green, is charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury, a misdemeanour.

He may not return to the Senate for months.

"He hadn't really talked to his neighbour in years", Robert also said that he has never seen neighbours visiting the Paul's in all these years, Paul's no doubt is very less- interactive to people.

Rene Boucher, 59, a Bowling Green doctor, was arrested Friday and charged with fourth-degree assault after an incident at Paul's home in the gated Rivergreen community just east of Bowling Green. He added, "This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force".

"Senator Paul and Kelley appreciate everyone's thoughts and well wishes and he will be back fighting for liberty in the Senate soon", Stafford said in his statement Sunday.

Mr Paul is recovering from five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs and is in "considerable" pain, a spokesman said. 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.

Boucher, Paul's next-door neighbor, allegedly assaulted the senator Friday afternoon outside his home.

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 reportedly told police that Boucher tackled him from behind.

"Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken said further charges could be brought, based on the extent of Paul's injuries", the Daily News reports. Jim Skaggs, a member of the state Republican Party executive committee, lives in the neighborhood and has known both men for years.

Boucher has been charged with a misdemeanor for the encounter, but could face more serious charges, according to Politico. But beyond that, details about how the assault occurred, and what might have motivated it, have been scarce.

According to the Bowling Green Daily News, Boucher is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist who developed a product called Therm-a-Vest.

  • Jon Douglas