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 http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3957">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.