Kentucky Police Consider Charging More Paul Supporters In Stomping Case

You thought the Kentucky Stomping Story had been swallowed by the news cycle? Think again.

The identification of the Kentucky Stomper — former Rand Paul volunteer Tim Profitt — allowed Lexington police to issue a criminal summons in the case. He’ll soon appear in district court and possibly face charges. But Lexington police say the investigation is still ongoing, and they may pursue the other Paul-supporters who participated in the assault.

“At this point, the investigation is still ongoing,” public information officer Sherelle Roberts told ABC News. “We’re looking into other individuals who may have been involved in the assault and could get charged.”A quick review of the video shows that multiple men dragged the victim — Lauren Valle — to the ground and one, ironically clad in a “don’t tread on me” button, held her there while Profitt emphatically pressed her head into the ground with his foot.

A number of blogs have suggested that the pin-clad culprit is Mike Pezzano — a Paul supporter and open-carry law advocate. But police have thus far made no official determination.

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