Rand Paul has been told to expect federal charges against his socialist neighbor who attacked the Republican senator last week, Fox News' Shepard Smith reported on Thursday.
His longtime neighbor, 59-year-old Rene Boucher, was charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.
Boucher's charges could go up if it turns out Paul's injuries, which have forced him to miss Senate work, turn out to be worse, Milliken said.
The senator tweeted Wednesday that he sustained six broken ribs had and fluid buildup around his lungs. While he did not witness the incident, Skaggs has said Boucher and Paul have been quibbling over lawn maintenance for years. She says the senator told her that Boucher mentioned that he had been trying to sell his house for ten years and that Paul's trees were in the way.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks at a press conference about the latest Republican Effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. September 25, 2017. "This is a serious criminal matter involving serious injury, and is being handled by local and federal authorities", Stafford told CNN in a statement.
The man accused of attacking Sen. This was not a 'fight, ' it was a blindside, violent attack by a disturbed person.More news: Apple Could Ship an Augmented Reality Headset in 2020
A pre-trial court date was set for November 30 by Warren County District Judge Brent Potter, ABC News reported.
"It has nothing to do with politics", Baker added.
Paul tweeted Wednesday night, "I appreciate all of the support from everyone". The report also said "the defendant admitted going onto Paul's property and tackling him".
Stivers is a former board member of the Homeowners Association at Rivergreen, the gated community where Senator Paul lives.
Boucher's lawyer said Monday that the attack was "a very regrettable dispute" that was "trivial".
Rob Porter, a friend of the Libertarian former presidential candidate, previously said Paul was tackled when he bent over to move a tree limb while mowing the lawn.