FROM JUDGMENT ENTERED IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COUNTY OF
SUMMIT, OHIO CASE No. CR 07 04 1285
APPEARANCES: JIMMY TAYSE, pro se, Appellant.
BEVAN WALSH, Prosecuting Attorney, and RICHARD S. KASAY,
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for Appellee.
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY
Appellant, Jimmy Tayse, appeals the judgment of the Summit
County Court of Common Pleas. This Court affirms.
In 2007, Tayse was convicted of numerous felony offenses in
the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. The horrific
circumstances which gave rise to Tayse's convictions
commenced when he climbed into the backseat of an SUV in the
parking lot of a grocery store in Pennsylvania and put a
knife to a baby's neck. Tayse demanded that the mother of
the baby, who was the driver of the SUV, drive him out of
town. Tayse forced the mother to drive him to several
locations in Northeast Ohio. Tayse was eventually
apprehended, but not before he raped the mother multiple
times, committed numerous additional offenses, and was
involved in a dangerous car chase with police. Tayse was
convicted of fourteen offenses including felonious assault,
multiple counts of rape, and multiple counts of kidnapping.
Tayse was also convicted of numerous sexually violent
predator and repeat violent offender specifications. All of
Tayse's convictions were affirmed on direct appeal with
the exception of his conviction for disrupting public
services, which was reversed on sufficiency grounds.
State v. Tayse, 9th Dist. Summit No. 23978,
In the years following his direct appeal, Tayse filed a bevy
of motions in the trial court challenging his convictions. In
2013, Tayse unsuccessfully moved the trial court for
postconviction relief. This Court affirmed the trial
court's dismissal of the petition on appeal. State v.
Tayse, 9th Dist. Summit No. 27050, 2013-Ohio-5801.
On November 20, 2015, Tayse filed a pro se "motion to
vacate void judgment and issue a judgment entry that
complies with [Crim.R. 32(C)]." Therein, Tayse
maintained that the trial court never issued a final,
appealable order in this matter. The State filed a memorandum
in opposition to the motion. On May 17, 2016, the trial court
issued an order denying Tayse's motion.
On appeal, Tayse raises two assignments of error.
ASSIGNMENT OF ERROR I
THE TRIAL COURT ERRED IN FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE MANDATE
OF CRIM[.]R 32(C), WHICH FAILED TO MAKE CASE NO.