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Police charge UK student in assault on teen

A University of Kentucky student was arrested Friday and charged with assaulting another student who was critically injured last week after he was struck on the head with a bottle.

Kyle Andrew Almy, 24, of Hopkinsville, was charged with first-degree assault and is being held at the Fayette County Detention Center. He is currently listed in UK's online student directory.

UK student Blair Smith, 19, was in fair condition at UK Hospital on Friday, according to the hospital's public relations office.

Lexington police found Smith injured Sept. 27 on the 500 block of Euclid Avenue. It appears Smith walked to Euclid from nearby Aylesford Place, where police responded to a disorder about 2:48 a.m. but did not find a victim.

Officer Ann Gutierrez, a police spokeswoman, said police have not determined what caused the altercation. She said there were about 20 people near 328 Aylesford who dispersed when police arrived.

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