WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri December 14, 2012
Arrest Made in Assault on Kentucky Medal of Honor Winner
Kentucky State Police have arrested a Columbia, Ky., 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.