OC man accused of assaulting grandfather

Staff writer

An Oil City man is facing multiple charges in connection with a domestic incident Friday morning.

Oil City police said officers were sent to Crestview Apartments at 9:45 a.m. following reports of a verbal dispute.

While en route to the scene, officers were advised by a dispatcher with Venango County 911 that the people inside the home were arguing about a firearm, police said.

Officers eventually spoke with 24-year-old Kyle Dolan and his 88-year-old grandfather, police said.

Since both individuals were still upset, they were separated before speaking with officers, police said.

Dolan and his grandfather provided similar information during their respective interviews, with both of them saying Dolan punched his grandfather in the head, knocking him into furniture, police said.

Dolan was subsequently taken into custody and charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and a summary count of harassment.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office said Dolan’s grandfather declined to be taken to the hospital by emergency personnel, but he elected to go in his own vehicle following the incident.

Dolan was arraigned Friday by Fish and placed in the Venango County jail on $15,000 straight bail.

Police said Dolan has since been bailed out by a family member.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday in Central Court.