Prosecutors: Man charged in Senate debate stomping case pleads guilty

A man caught on tape stomping on a activist outside a U.S. Senate debate in Lexington last year has agreed to a plea deal.

Prosecutors say an attorney for Tim Profitt, who was charged with fourth degree assault, entered a guilty plea on his behalf.

Video shot outside the debate shows Profitt, who was a Rand Paul campaign volunteer, appearing to wrestle political activist Lauren Valle to the ground, and then stomping on her.

Profitt's attorneys have argued Valle, a contract worker for the liberal activist group moveon.org, attempted to rush Paul repeatedly, and Profitt was just trying to protect Paul.

Court officials say as part of the plea deal, Profitt will be on probation for one year, and he will have to pay $600 in restitution for Valle's medical bills.

Prosecutors say since the incident, Profitt has moved out of state.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Aqua Buddha Location: Nearer to God Than You on Jun 14, 2011 at 04:52 PM
    Ahhh. My faithful servant Proffit disgraced. There will be a day of reckoning, when the Pastor's Apocalypse will send all of you "libs" scrambling for the higher ground of Obama's "Tree of Life." He will not be able to protect them, though, as alas, he has no birth certificate. All hail the Constitution, the Sue Wylie show, and republican congressmen who like little boys!!!!
  • by SQ on Jun 14, 2011 at 03:56 PM
    What gave him the right to put his foot on ANYBODY'S head. He needs a stiff fine and jail time. So when he goes to another rally I bet he don't step on somebody elses head. Get real people He was in the wrong.
  • by Tea Party on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    hit's garunteed by the constitution that you can stomp other people if you disagree with there politics. That woman asked for it by opening her mouth. That man should have slapped her in the mouth for speaking. She should have known her place.
    • reply
      by cutter4x4 on Jun 14, 2011 at 02:58 PM in reply to Tea Party
      Yes, this is the type of response we've come to expect from the Tea-Party - you must be their king.
  • by Jay on Jun 14, 2011 at 05:27 AM
    Whos the thug here?
  • by Chris Location: Avon on Jun 14, 2011 at 04:47 AM
    Weak, weak, weak. I am amazed he did not go to trial, I would have voted "Not Guilty" if I were a juror, since she was clearly not "stomped" on.
  • by Jay on Jun 14, 2011 at 02:36 AM
    Who was the thug here?
  • by KB on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:16 PM
    Tea Party Redneck.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    Great, the thugs won. A felon from out of state is paid to come here and cause problems in this election and does so, and the man who stopped her gets his life ruined. Way to go. I guess Ray the DA is the next one that needs to be voted out.
    • reply
      by NEC on Jun 14, 2011 at 02:39 PM in reply to
      Nope, the thug left the state and entered an Alford Plea.
  • by amsron on Jun 13, 2011 at 01:47 PM
    This guy is only the tip of the iceberg. I hope she sues him for his entire net worth. That way, anyone else who wants to be a thug for political cronies will think twice before assaulting someone.
  • by Roger Location: ky on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:21 PM
    An alford plea is not a guilty plea.Someone is in the spin zone here.
    • reply
      by NEC on Jun 14, 2011 at 02:38 PM in reply to Roger
      No it's not a guilty plea, but he admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge.
  • Page:

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 123753024 - wkyt.com/a?a=123753024
Gray Television, Inc.