WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- The Daily Mail reports Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor, Rene Boucher, was not a fan of trees on Paul's property because he believed it devalued the worth of his home.
According to the website, Boucher and Paul's homes are 250 ft. apart and separated by a lawn instead of a fence or a wall. Boucher tried to sell his house for as much as $849,500 but has never been able to sell it.
Currently, the house is believed to be worth $740,000 as determined by tax assessors. Boucher's house is 7,500 square feet and two stories.
Property records revealed by The Daily Mail show that Boucher put his house for sale five times over the last 10 years.
Besides devaluing his property, Boucher reportedly believed that the trees blocked his view of a private lake in the neighborhood.
Boucher's lawyer, Matt Baker, says that his client's fight with Paul was solely about a property dispute and had nothing to do with politics.
Boucher pleaded not guilty after being charged with fourth degree assault. Sen. Paul suffered five broken ribs after being assaulted in his home.