A man who was arrested for allegedly assaulting U.S. Senator Rand Paul at his Kentucky home has been released after posting a $7,500 bond. Linda So reports.
Rene Boucher, the man accused of assaulting U.S. Senator Rand Paul at his Kentucky home, has been released on bail. The 59-year-old Kentucky man was released on Saturday after posting a $7,500 bond. Police say Paul suffered a minor injury in the alleged assault and did not require to be taken to the hospital. The two-term senator and former Republican presidential candidate was reportedly mowing his lawn and wearing ear plugs Friday afternoon just before the alleged incident. His office released a statement saying Paul was quote "blindsided and the victim of an assault." Authorities declined to say what led to the incident or if it was politically motivated. Boucher and Paul live in the same gated community in Bowling Green. He's charged with one count of fourth-degree assault with a minor injury and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.