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Details about Rene Boucher, the man who assaulted Rand Paul, reveal possible motive

A motive for Sen. Rand Paul's assault may have been revealed. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chris Enloe

It was reported Saturday afternoon that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was assaulted at his home in Bowling Green Friday afternoon. Now, we know a possible motive in the crime.

What was discovered?

According to the Daily Caller, records with Kentucky State Board of Election show the alleged assailant, Rene Boucher, is a registered Democrat. Fox News also noted that “a person with his name also works as an anesthesiologist in Bowling Green.”

In addition to being a registered Democrat, the Daily Caller revealed:

As of Saturday afternoon, the Facebook page was quickly being inundated with comments slamming Boucher.

Any additional details?

A neighbor who witnessed the assault told WNKY-TV that Paul and Boucher are next-door neighbors and Paul was mowing his lawn at the time of the assault. According to the neighbor, Paul and Boucher share a corner adjacent to their homes and they have been embroiled in an ongoing feud.

Boucher was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault. He could spend up to 12 months in jail if guilty.