6 arrested, including one juvenile, in beating death of homeless man


Five young adults and a juvenile have been arrested in the apparent beating death of a homeless man in Santee, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Arrested were Cassidy Rowin, 18; Sarah Baillie, 18; Tyler Dare, 19; Brian Kish, 18; and Danny Swan III, 19. The name of the juvenile was not released.

The five adults are booked into county jail and face charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon; the juvenile was taken to juvenile hall. Arraignment for the adults is set for Wednesday in San Diego County Superior Court.


Deputies responded Saturday night to reports of a fight along a bike path under California 52 in Santee, east of San Diego.

Stephen Lee Hissom, 55, was found dead; a second man was injured. Both had suffered “blunt force trauma” injuries, the sheriff’s department said.

No motive for the apparent attack has been revealed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department homicide detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200.