Former Paul volunteer court date postponed

LEXINGTON, KY (AP) - A former volunteer with Rand Paul's Senate campaign will return to court next month after his pretrial hearing on a misdemeanor assault charge was postponed.

Tim Profitt, charged after a scuffle with a liberal activist in October, is now scheduled for a pretrial hearing in Fayette District court on Jan. 11.

Jennifer True, an assistant county attorney in Lexington, tells the Lexington Herald-Leader the Tuesday hearing was put off to "gather further discovery."

Profitt had been the Bourbon County coordinator for Paul's campaign.

The videotaped incident, which went viral on the Internet, showed the activist being pulled down, her face pinned to the concrete and then being stepped on outside the final debate between Paul and Democrat Jack Conway.

If convicted, Profitt could be jailed for 90 days to a year.

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