Neighbor To Plead Guilty Of Assaulting Rand Paul

The Washington Post reports:

A neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in a November attack that left the nation’s best known libertarian with six broken ribs and briefly sidelined him during debate over the tax overhaul, according to court documents.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana announced Friday that Rene Boucher, 59, would face a count of assaulting a member of Congress after becoming angry and “had enough” after seeing Paul stack more brush on a pile near his yard. Court documents say Boucher intends to enter a guilty plea.

Police said Boucher charged and tackled Paul, 54, in the yard of his Bowling Green, Ky. home on Nov. 3. Boucher had previously been charged with a misdemeanor in a county court and had pleaded not guilty. Paul’s office and an attorney for Boucher could not immediately be reached for comment.