2nd man arrested in ‘hot oil’ attack

A second man has been arrested for allegedly throwing hot cooking oil on a victim during a robbery inside a city home in January 2012, according to city police Agent Trent R. Peacock.

Davon Tamel Grissom, 25, was taken from the Lycoming County Prison on Thursday morning and brought before a district judge to face charges of robbery, simple assault, theft and conspiracy.

Grissom has been incarcerated since Feb. 3, 2012, on charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a home invasion that occurred the day before in the 900 block of Arch Street.

In an affidavit outlining the new charges, Peacock alleges Grissom, of 867 Memorial Ave.; Tyrell Williams, 23, of Philadelphia; and two other unidentified men attacked Michael Stewart inside Amy Baird’s home at 875 Memorial Ave. about 1 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2012.

During the assault, Stewart was punched, kicked and struck over the head with a glass bottle, Peacock said.

“Hot cooking oil also was thrown on him,” the investigator said.

The robbery, which investigators said was drug related, netted no more than $130 and Stewart’s cellphone, Peacock said.

Stewart and Baird had met at a local bar that night and Baird had invited Stewart back to her home, Peacock said in the affidavit.

“She had invited him back to the house, and she wanted to get some ‘weed,’ ” Peacock said.

After a call was made to Baird’s supplier, a man showed up with drugs, Peacock said. After the man left, it was determined that what was delivered was crack and not marijuana.

So a second call was made to the supplier, who returned to the house with three other men. Stewart then was attacked, Peacock said.

Following his arraignment before District Judge James Carn, Grissom was returned to the prison in lieu of an additional $175,000 bail.

Williams, who was arrested in early November, was held for court on charges in the case on Nov. 20 and is awaiting trial. He, too, is incarcerated in lieu of $175,000 bail.

Stewart was treated at Williamsport Regional Medical Center and made a full recovery.