- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, kidnapping her baby and threatening to kill the boy as he ran off.

Local news outlets report according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, the infant was found Tuesday night in a ditch before being taken to a hospital. WYMT-TV reports the child was found safe. WTVQ-TV reports neighbors found him.

Sheriff John Root says deputies responded to a domestic violence complaint in London. A woman told deputies her boyfriend, 21-year-old Charles Shores, choked and hit her before taking her baby and running into the woods.

Deputies found Shores along a road roughly 7 miles (11 kilometers) from London.

Shores was arrested on several charges, including kidnapping. He’s held at Laurel County Detention Center. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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