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State v. Brown

Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District

September 9, 2013

STATE OF OHIO Plaintiff-Appellee
v.
ROMAN BROWN Defendant-Appellant

Appeal from the Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 2010-CR-0470

GREGG MARX Prosecuting Attorney For Plaintiff-Appellee

DAVID A. TAWNEY For Defendant-Appellant

Hon. William B. Hoffman, P.J. Hon. Sheila G. Farmer, J. Hon. Patricia A. Delaney, J.

OPINION

Hoffman, P.J.

{¶1} Defendant-appellant Roman Brown appeals his felony conviction entered by the Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas. Plaintiff-appellee is the state of Ohio.

STATEMENT OF THE CASE[1]

{¶2} On November 10, 2010, the Fairfield County Grand Jury indicted Appellant on one count of unlawful sexual contact with a minor, a violation of R.C. 2907.04(A) and (B)(3), a felony of the third degree. At the time of the indictment, Appellant was in the Fairfield County Jail, being held on an unrelated charge. Appellant was later extradited to Pennsylvania to serve a prison sentence in an unrelated driving conviction.

{¶3} While incarcerated in Pennsylvania, Appellant sent a letter to the Fairfield County Clerk of Court dated November 15, 2011, inquiring as to a detainer or warrant was pending against him. The Clerk responded with a letter to Appellant stating nothing was on file relating to a detainer or warrant pending against Appellant.

{¶4} Appellant again wrote to the Clerk of Courts on March 26, 2012, requesting information relative to a detainer or warrant against him. No response was received from the Clerk's office relative to Appellant's March 26, 2012 letter.

{¶5} Upon release from incarceration in Pennsylvania, Appellant returned to Fairfield County, and was arraigned on the indictment on July 13, 2012. Appellant entered a plea of not guilty.

{¶6} On November 21, 2012, Appellant filed a motion to dismiss the charge. The trial court overruled the motion.

{¶7} On January 23, 2013, Appellant entered a plea of no contest to a lesser charge of attempted gross sexual imposition, in violation of R.C. 2923.02, a fifth degree felony. The trial court sentenced Appellant to a nine month term of imprisonment, and credited ...


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