June 25, 2016

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Medina man on most-wanted list turns self in

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

Dayshawn Wheeler, 22, of 395 W. Union St., 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.

Dayshawn Wheeler

“He just walked in and gave himself up,” Miller said.

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

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

Pete Elliott, the U.S. marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, declined to say Tuesday whether Wheeler knew the man he’s accused of assaulting.

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

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

Wheeler was indicted June 12 by a Medina County grand jury. He is being held in the county jail awaiting arraignment.

Contact Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.