Arrest Made in Assault on Kentucky Medal of Honor Winner

Dec 14, 2012

Kentucky native Dakota Meyer was presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama in 2011.

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.