from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Nos.
O'Brien, Prosecuting Attorney, and Michael P. Walton, for
L. Price, pro se.
1} Defendant-appellant, Joshua L. Price, appeals
from judgments of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
denying his motion to vacate sentences in these two cases.
For the following reasons, we affirm those judgments.
Factual and Procedural Background
2} In 2012, appellant and his two brothers were
indicted for multiple counts arising from numerous armed
robberies, including many counts of robbery, aggravated
robbery, and kidnapping. The indictments also charged him
with firearm specifications pursuant to R.C. 2941.145 for
most of those counts. After initially entering a not guilty
plea, appellant entered a guilty plea in both of these cases
to one count of attempted aggravated burglary and eight
counts of aggravated robbery. He also pled guilty to the
attendant firearm specifications for all but one of those
offenses. The remaining counts were dismissed. As a result,
the trial court sentenced appellant to a total prison term of
22 years, a total that included 12 years of prison for the
firearm specifications. This court affirmed appellant's
sentence, rejecting his argument that the trial court
improperly imposed multiple sentences for his firearm
specifications. State v. Price, 10th Dist. No.
13AP-1085, 2014-Ohio-4065 ("Price 1").
3} On March 9, 2017, appellant filed his motion to
vacate sentence. Appellant asked the court to vacate his
sentence because the trial court did not make the statutorily
required findings in R.C. 2929.14(C) before it imposed
consecutive sentences and also failed to properly impose
mandatory prison terms for his firearm specifications. The
trial court summarily denied the motion.
4} Appellant appeals and assigns the following
[1.] The trial court failed to make the consecutive-sentence
findings under R.C. 2929.14 and failed to impose the required
mandatory sentencing provisions under R.C. 2929.14(B)(1),
pursuant to R.C. 2941.145 rendering the sentence unauthorized
and contrary to law under statutory law, and the United
States and Ohio Constitutions under the 6th and 14th
[2.] The trial court failed to impose the required mandatory
provisions at sentencing pursuant to R.C. 2929.14(B)(1)(a),
rendering the sentence unauthorized by law and void.
Findings for ...