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Local Mayor's Son Charged In Brutal Baseball Bat Attack

Updated: Jul 23

A Grove City mother is furious with Franklin County Municipal Judge Jessica D'Varga.

Dwayne Kirk

"I am in shock that he was bailed out given his prior history of violence," said Lynn Grandon.


Grandon is referring to Dwayne Kirk, the 38-year-old Grove City man charged with mercilessly beating her son, 35-year-old Nate Sisson, early Sunday morning with a baseball bat.


Kirk is the son of City of Obetz Mayor Angela Kirk. "I don't care who his mom is," said Grandon. "They don't know who we are, but they will."


Grove City police arrested Kirk Monday and charged him with felonious assault. Kirk was arraigned Tuesday at the Franklin County Municipal Court before Judge Jessica D'Varga, who set Kirk's bond at $10,085. Court records show that Maria Varney, Kirk's sister, posted the bond on Tuesday.


The case has been bound to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 28. Grove City Police said the case remains under investigation.


The Sussi Report learned that in 2005, a Franklin County grand jury indicted Kirk on felonious assault. Eventually, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of misdemeanor assault. The Sussi Report today filed a Public Records request to obtain more information about that incident.


Lynn Grandon provided The Sussi Report with disturbing pictures of her son, who remains in stable condition at Grant Hospital, where Sisson works as a security officer. Grandon said her son has four skull fractures, broken bones in the face, including a fractured jaw, a lacerated ear, and brain trauma. "He has had two brain bleeds," she said.



According to the Grove City Police report, Sisson and Jessica Miller, who has been identified as Kirk's ex-girlfriend, hung out together Saturday night at The Derby, a popular Grove City watering hole. Three of Sisson's friends told The Sussi Report that Sisson just met Miller "a few weeks ago" and Sisson did not know Kirk.


Witnesses said that Miller had too much to drink Saturday night, and Sisson drove Miller to her Grove City home in her car.


Around 2:30 Sunday morning, Sisson told police that a man, later identified as Dwayne Kirk, kicked open the bedroom door at 5016 Wadkins Dr. and hit him with a baseball bat.


There is no record that Miller called the police or attempted to get Sisson help. According to the police report, Sisson called his mother, who found her bloodied son on Buckeye Parkway.


When reached through Facebook, Miller told The Sussi Report that she had no comment. "It's an ongoing investigation," she wrote.


And you can bet the Grove City Police has plenty of questions for Jennifer Miller, too, like why she didn't call police after the attack or attempt to get Nate Sisson help?



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