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Ky. teen arrested in assault on MoH recipient

Dec. 13, 2012 - 06:37PM   |   Last Updated: Dec. 13, 2012 - 06:37PM  |  
President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer on Sept. 15, 2011 at the White House.
President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer on Sept. 15, 2011 at the White House. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / The Associated Press)
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COLUMBIA, Ky. Kentucky State Police have arrested a Columbia teenager in an alleged assault on Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Meyer was involved in the altercation over the weekend at a venue near Columbia.

WYMT-TV reported Meyer was injured badly enough that he was treated at a local hospital and released.

Police said Thursday they arrested 18-year-old Kanissa'a Thompson and charged him with second-degree assault.

Meyer">received the Medal of Honor last year for his actions in Afghanistan. He is credited with saving 13 American and 23 Afghan lives in a grueling 2009 firefight.

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