Fairborn man indicted on attempted murder charges

Wesley M. Emanoff, 49, faces charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, assault, possession of criminal tools, possession of drugs and harassment of an inmate, the last charge coming after police reports say Emanoff said he had AIDS and threw blood from an open hand cut all over the floor and walls of a Fairborn jail cell.

Emanoff is being held on $100,000 bond. No court dates have been set.

Court documents allege that on Oct. 12 at the Hibachi bar at 14 North Third St., Emanoff asked Jacob Caywood for $10. Caywood, 25, whom police say lived with Emanoff and who is the father of Emanoff’s grandchild, refused.

After Caywood refused a second request, Emanoff allegedly struck him in the face repeatedly and caused a laceration. Reports say Caywood called his father, Ralph, who drove to Fairborn from Huber Heights.

The documents indicate Emanoff stabbed Ralph Caywood four times with a knife that was later found at the scene. Ralph Caywood retrieved a metal baseball bat from his vehicle and used that to hit Emanoff until Emanoff fell to the ground and Caywood got in his vehicle.

Police officers stopped the vehicle that both Caywoods and a friend were in after the incident. Reports said Ralph Caywood’s neck and shirt were covered in blood.

“The victim, Ralph, felt Emanoff was trying to kill him which is why he was indicted for attempted murder by the (Greene County) grand jury,” Fairborn police Sgt. Paul Hicks said in an email response. “This was not a random act, Emanoff knew both victims.”

Hicks said Ralph Caywood received stab wounds to the head and neck area, was treated and released from a hospital the day after the incident. Hicks said Jacob Caywood received a small cut to his forehead and bruise to his nose.

Emanoff, who the report said had a bottle of illegal pills with him, has had previous cases in local courts relating to domestic violence, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, assault, aggravated menacing and resisting arrest.

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