FROM JUDGMENT ENTERED IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COUNTY OF
SUMMIT, OHIO CASE No. CR 2014 09 2742
GRANT, Attorney at Law, for Appellant.
BEVAN WALSH, Prosecuting Attorney, and RICHARD S. KASAY,
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for Appellee.
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY
Appellant, Nigel Purefoy, appeals the judgment of the Summit
County Court of Common Pleas. This Court affirms in part and
reverses in part.
On September 23, 2014, the Summit County Grand Jury indicted
Purefoy on two counts of aggravated burglary and three counts
of aggravated robbery. All five counts in the indictment were
accompanied by a firearm specification, and the final count
of aggravated robbery also contained a criminal forfeiture
specification. Purefoy pleaded not guilty to the charges at
Purefoy subsequently pleaded guilty to three counts of
aggravated robbery. Shortly thereafter, however, Purefoy
filed a handwritten motion to withdraw his guilty pleas. The
trial court granted Purefoy's motion to withdraw his
guilty pleas and appointed new counsel.
On April 20, 2015, Purefoy filed numerous motions, including
a motion to suppress statements he made to police during an
interview at the Barberton Police Department. After holding a
hearing on the motion to suppress, the trial court issued a
journal entry denying the motion on June 29, 2015.
Prior to trial, Purefoy filed a motion to dismiss the
indictment on speedy trial grounds. The trial court denied
the motion. The matter proceeded to a jury trial and Purefoy
was convicted of all of the counts in the indictment, as well
as the attendant specifications. The trial court sentenced
Purefoy to a total of 18 years imprisonment.
On appeal, Purefoy raises three assignments of error. This
Court rearranges Purefoy's assignments of error to
ASSIGNMENT OF ERROR II
THE TRIAL COURT VIOLATED MR. PUREFOY'S RIGHT TO A SPEEDY
TRIAL IN VIOLATION [OF] HIS RIGHTS UNDER THE 6TH AND 14TH
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