Suspect in Rand Paul assault pleads not guilty

Suspect in Rand Paul assault pleads not guilty

Boucher's only words were "yes sir" as he replied to a judge during the arraignment Thursday, keeping his head lowered and showing no emotion, according to ABC News. Skaggs, another neighbor who sold both men their homes, did not witness the attack but has said that Sen.

Paul suffered six broken ribs when he was allegedly tackled from behind.

"Last week, Sen. Paul was vigorously assaulted by someone in his neighborhood". "As to reports of a longstanding dispute with the attacker, the Pauls have had no conversations with him in many years". Alicia Stivers says she was the first person to see Paul after the attack.

Boucher's attorney, however, told CNN that Paul has hired a personal injury attorney to file a claim for damages against his client.

Paul and Boucher have been neighbors for 17 years in a gated community.

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"It was absolutely and unequivocally not about politics, not about right verses left and not about Democrat versus Republican", Baker said.

"I hope that that doesn't happen", Boucher's lawyer Matt Baker said, admitting the possibility of a a federal charge "is a concern".

Paul tweeted about his injuries Wednesday, sharing the news about his broken ribs and adding that he had a pleural effusion, which is an accumulation of fluid resulting from inflammation or changes in pressure in the chest.

"I appreciate all of the support from everyone", the 54-year-old lawmaker tweeted with his medical update.

That prosecutors are expected to bring federal charges in the attack indicates that they may believe it was politically motivated, Smith reported. Boucher was set bail at a mere $7,500, making it clear that there will be virtually no institutional resistance to socialist revolutionaries making attempts at the lives of prominent conservatives.

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