Paul and his longtime next-door neighbor had disagreements over yard care, according to the newspaper, which cited neighbors and three Kentucky Republicans familiar with the issue.
Paul was reportedly mowing his lawn and wearing ear plugs when he was attacked.
“Rand never saw him coming or heard him coming,” a friend, Robert Porter, who visited Paul on Saturday, told the Times.
Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, was charged with fourth-degree assault.
“They just couldn’t get along. I think it had very little to do with Democrat or Republican politics,” said Jim Skaggs, who developed the gated community, according to the newspaper.[contentcards url=”http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/359072-neighbors-rand-paul-neighbors-dispute-began-over-landscaping” target=”_blank”]