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Feds announce felony charges against Rand Paul's neighbor for assault

Feds announce felony charges against Rand Paul's neighbor for assault
Posted at 8:23 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 16:16:30-05

BOWLING GREEN, KY (CNN) - The man accused of attacking Sen. Rand Paul is facing federal assault charges.

Prosecutors said Friday that Rene Boucher has been charged with assaulting a Congress member, which is a felony.

He allegedly attacked the senator while he was mowing his lawn in Bowling Green in November.

Paul was left with six broken ribs and bruised lungs, causing him to be in excruciating pain.

According to the prosecutors, Boucher has signed a plea agreement and admitted the assault.

He said the incident was not about politics. It was a dispute over yard maintenance.

The two neighbors have reportedly been in a long-running feud.

Boucher could face up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines if he is convicted.

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