Man accused of attacking Sen. Rand Paul pleads not guilty


A lawyer for a man accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul says the possibility of a federal charge is a concern.

Attorney Matt Baker says he hopes that doesn’t happen for his client, Rene Boucher, who is currently charged with fourth-degree assault. The county prosecutor has suggested that criminal charges may change because of the severity of the lawmaker’s injuries.

Warren County prosecutor Amy Milliken didn’t provide any more details but said her office is working with Kentucky State Police and the FBI.

Baker says the attack had “nothing to do with politics.” He says it was a disagreement between two neighbors.

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