from the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Case No.
Plaintiff-Appellee: JOHN D. FERRERO, JR. STARK CO. PROSECUTOR
RONALD MARK CALDWELL
Defendant-Appellant: DOUGLAS HADDIX, PRO SE
Patricia A. Delaney, P.J. Hon. John W. Wise, J. Hon. Earle E.
Wise, Jr., J.
Appellant Douglas Haddix appeals from the August 16, 2017
Judgment Entry of the Stark County Court of Common Pleas
overruling his "Motion for Relief from the
Judgment." Appellee is the state of Ohio.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
A statement of the facts underlying appellant's criminal
convictions is not necessary to our resolution of this
appeal. This case has a lengthy procedural history.
On February 2, 1995, appellant was charged by indictment with
three counts of rape in violation of R.C. 2907.02, one count
of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2907.12, one count
of gross sexual imposition in violation of R.C. 2907.05, and
one count of endangering children in violation of R.C.
2919.22. The victim of these offenses was a minor under the
age of thirteen.
A jury trial commenced on April 25, 1995. At the conclusion
of appellee's case-in-chief, the trial court dismissed
the endangering count. The jury found appellant guilty as
charged save for one of the rape counts. By judgment entry
filed May 30, 1995, the trial court sentenced appellant to an
aggregate indeterminate term of seventeen to fifty years in
Appellant appealed and this Court affirmed his convictions
and sentences. State v. Haddix, 5th Dist. Stark No.
95-CA-0175, 1996 WL 363510 (June 3, 1996), delayed appeal not
allowed, 85 Ohio St.3d 1478, 85 N.E.2d 850 (1999). For a
complete history of ensuing appeals, see State v.
Haddix, 5th Dist. Stark No.1998-CA-0096, 1998 WL 753263
(September 28, 1998), appeal not allowed, 84 Ohio St.3d 1471,
704 N.E.2d 579 (1999); State v. Haddix, 5th Dist.
Stark No.1999-CA-00227, 1999 WL 107980 (November 15, 1999),
appeal not allowed, 88 Ohio St.3d 1434, 724 N.E.3d 810
(2000); State v. Haddix, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2011
CA00276, 2012-Ohio-4259, appeal not allowed, 134 Ohio St.3d
1422, 2013-Ohio-158, 981 N.E.2d 886; State v.
Haddix, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2012-CA-00218,
2013-Ohio-1974, appeal not allowed, 136 Ohio St.3d 1492,
2013-Ohio-4140, 994 N.E.2d 463.
On August 10, 2017, appellant filed a "Motion for Relief
from the Judgment, " arguing that his conviction upon
"the second count" is void because he "does
not come within the definition of 'whoever' in
section 1.02(A) of the Revised Code." The trial court
overruled the motion on August 11, 2017.
Appellant now appeals from the trial court's Judgment