A senior adviser for Rand Paul stated that the U.S. senator is improving from five broken ribs after an attack at his home.
Doug Stafford stated it is uncertain when Paul will get back to work since he is in significant pain and has trouble getting around, including flying. On Sunday, Stafford noted that the broken ribs include three displaced fractures, which can escalate in life-threatening injuries. The serious pain can last for weeks or months.
Police apprehended the 59-year-old Rene Boucher on Saturday and indicted him with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. Boucher is blamed for attacking Paul on Friday, but officials have not said anything about the motive.
Boucher is a neighbor of Paul and his wife, as reported by Warren County property records.
Boucher was freed from jail on Saturday. He has not answer to a call seeking comment.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he has received overwhelming support following an injury after an assault at his home.
On Sunday, Paul wrote on his Twitter account that he and his wife were thankful for the support “after Friday’s unfortunate incident.” Kentucky State Police say Paul had minor wounds. Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher and charged him with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault with a minor injury.
Boucher was taken to the Warren County Jail, where data shows he was released on Saturday on a $7,500 bond with a court date set for Thursday. Boucher did not answer to a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.
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