July 1, 2016

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Medina man on U.S. Marshals’ most-wanted list surrenders

MEDINA— A city man on the U.S. Marshals’ most-wanted list has surrendered to police.

Dayshawn Wheeler

Dayshawn Wheeler, 22, who is charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary, turned himself in at the Medina County Sheriff’s Office about 1:45 p.m. Monday, according to Chief Deputy Tom Miller.

“He just walked in and gave himself up,” said Miller, who noted Wheeler will likely face an arraignment proceeding in court today or Wednesday.

Wheeler is accused of breaking into a Brunswick apartment May 16 and pistol-whipping and stabbing an 18-year-old man.

Wheeler, of 395 W. Union St., was indicted June 12 by a Medina County grand jury.

Police have said Wheeler forced his way into the victim’s apartment, beat him with a semiautomatic handgun and stabbed him in the back with the sharp end of a claw hammer.

According to police records, the victim managed to get help from another resident in the Hemlock Court apartments.

The victim, a Medina resident who was staying in a friend’s apartment when he was attacked, suffered skull fractures and broken ribs and was hospitalized for several days.