Outgoing Mo. state representative says son was badly beaten by two attackers
COLUMBIA, Mo. — A senior at the University of Missouri and son of an outgoing Missouri state representative is hospitalized after being attacked and beaten. Four-term State Representative Jeff Grisamore of Lee’s Summit confirmed that his son, Joel Grisamore, had emergency facial reconstruction surgery Tuesday afternoon.
On Twitter, Rep. Grisamore said that two people beat Joel unconscious. He also said that police in Columbia are following several leads and hope to make arrests soon in the case.
Requesting prayer for my son, Joel. He just went into facial reconstruction surgery in Columbia after attack by 2 unknown assailants. #moleg
— Jeff Grisamore (@RepGrisamore) December 23, 2014
He also tweeted that his son was in recovery following a two-hour surgery on Tuesday evening, but says he is still in intense pain.
Here w/ Joel in recovery. Almost 2 hour surgery. Pain intense. Thanks for prayers & hope police ID & charge assailants. Thanks for prayers. — Jeff Grisamore (@RepGrisamore) December 23, 2014
You may recognize Joel Grisamore if you attended a recent football game in Columbia. He is an ROTC cadet and leads the Mizzouka Canon Crew at the university’s football games.
Rep. Grisamore served District 34 that includes Lee’s Summit and Greenwood between 2006 and 2014. Representative-elect Rebecca Roeber will serve that district beginning with the next legislative session.