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Kentucky man charged with assaulting girlfriend, kidnapping baby

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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.

According to news reports quoting the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, the infant was found Tuesday night in a ditch before being taken to a hospital. 

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 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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