Rene Boucher was somber in court, keeping his head down as he was arraigned in Bowling Green on fourth-degree assault charges. Meanwhile, the defendant is free on a $7,500 bond.
In a report Monday evening, The New York Times spoke with neighbors and three Kentucky Republicans familiar with what had transpired.
The complicit cowards of the liberal media immediately began doing propaganda on behalf of the attacker after news of the assault became widely reported. Alicia Stivers says Paul called her husband right after the attack, said he feared Boucher might return, and that he had called police.
It was initially reported that Paul had five broken ribs and small cuts to his nose and mouth after the November 3 attack.
Sen. Paul is still recovering from the incident and is not expected back soon in Washington after suffering six broken ribs and bruising as well as fluid-buildup in and around his lungs. The county prosecutor has suggested that criminal charges may change because of the severity of the lawmaker's injuries.
Paul had dismounted from a riding lawn mower when Boucher, a retired anesthesiologist who lives next door, ran up and tackled him, the newspaper said.
Boucher may still be facing additional federal charges as Warren County continues their investigation alongside Kentucky State Police and the FBI. The report also said "the defendant admitted going onto Paul's property and tackling him".
Both men are doctors and prominent members of their community in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where rumors have swirled that the attack stemmed from a festering neighborhood dispute about lawn debris.
The suspect's lawyer, Matthew J. Baker, said the incident was "a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial". "The unfortunate occurrence of November 3rd has absolutely nothing to do with either's politics or political agendas".
"We sincerely hope that Sen".
Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.