Girard police arrest man in severe beating

GIRARD – Police arrested a 29-year-old man Monday in an attack outside a bar last week which left a city man in serious condition.

Robert Prodnick, of 102 W. Liberty St., was arraigned on a charge of felonious assault charge in connection with the Sept. 17 incident at Wonder Bar on West Liberty Street. Prodnick was released after posting bond.

According to police, Amos J. Gramelt, 29, of Beechwood Drive, was leaving the bar about 2 a.m. when he was assaulted.

Gramelt was left with serious head injuries, including a fractured skull, facial fractures and bleeding on the brain. He is still being treated at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

The victim’s father, John Gramelt, told the Tribune Chronicle during an interview Monday his son’s condition is improving.

“Every day, he gets a little better,” Gramelt said. “It’s going to be a very long road he’s going to have to go through and overcome, because his injuries were very severe.”

Gramelt has spent the last week trying to piece together the events of the attack.

The victim is not sure how he drove home after the attack, his father said, but he has since been told Amos was cleaned up by others at the scene, put in his car and told to drive home.

His parents found him still in bed the following afternoon with the severe injuries clearly visible. His father took him to the hospital where he was later admitted to St. Elizabeth’s intensive care unit due to the extent of the injuries.

“I still feel like this should be an attempted murder charge,” John Gramelt said after being notified of the arrest.

Girard police said no other arrests are imminent. A preliminary hearing for Prodnick is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Girard Municipal Court.