FROM JUDGMENT ENTERED IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COUNTY OF
SUMMIT, OHIO CASE No. CR-2012-04-0938 CR-2012-04-1076 CR
2013-03-0710 CR 2009-07-2200 CR 2008-02-0386
WILLIAM J. REEVES, pro se, Appellant.
BEVAN WALSH, Prosecuting Attorney, and RICHARD S. KASAY,
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for Appellee.
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY
Defendant-Appellant, William Reeves, appeals from the
judgments of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. This
Court affirms in part and reverses in part.
In 2008, Reeves pleaded guilty in Case No. 2008-02-0386, his
sentence was suspended, and he was placed on three years of
community control. The following year, he pleaded guilty to
new charges in Case No. 2009-07-2200 and was likewise placed
on community control. After he violated the conditions of his
community control, the court imposed his suspended sentences
and awarded him "an aggregate total of 191 days credit
for time served" in both cases. Reeves then remained in
prison until October 2011, when the trial court granted him
judicial release and placed him back on community control.
Reeves was indicted on new charges in April 2012 (Case No.
2012-04-0938), May 2012 (Case No. 2012-04-1076), and March
2013 (Case No. 2013-03-0710). His new charges also resulted
in community control violations in his two earlier cases. On
May 23, 2013, he resolved all five cases by pleading guilty
to his community control violations and to reduced charges in
his three new cases. The court ordered all of his sentences
to run concurrently for a total of eight years in prison. It
further ordered that he be awarded "an aggregate
total credit for 288 days served in the Summit County
Jail and [Community Based Correctional Facility]" as of
the date of sentencing for all five of his cases. This Court
affirmed Reeves' convictions on direct appeal. See
State v. Reeves, 9th Dist. Summit No. 27230,
In 2017, Reeves filed in each of his five cases three
identical motions. Specifically, he filed: (1) a motion for
the court to recalculate his jail-time credit, (2) a motion
for an evidentiary hearing on that issue, and (3) a motion
for the appointment of counsel on that issue. The court
denied the motions for a hearing and for the appointment of
counsel. As to the motions to recalculate, the court awarded
Reeves four additional days of credit for time he served in
Case No. 2008-02-0386 alone. The court determined that Reeves
was not entitled to any additional jail-time credit in his
four other cases.
Reeves filed appeals from the court's judgments in each
of his five cases, and this Court consolidated the five
appeals for purposes of briefing and decision. His appeals
are now before this Court and raise six assignments of error
for our review. For ease of analysis, we rearrange and
consolidate several of the assignments of error.
of Error III
trial court denied the Defendant-Appellant due process and
equal protection under the law where that court gave Reeves
aggregated jail-time credit of 288 days when Appellant was in
fact entitled to credit for all time spent in the [Summit
County Jail] on two different occasions for - a total of 243
days in Case No. CR-2012-04-[1076.]