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State v. Coleman

Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fourth District, Highland

April 25, 2018

STATE OF OHIO, Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
JEVONNA COLEMAN, Defendant-Appellant.

          Angela Miller, Jupiter, Florida, for Appellant.

          Anneka P. Collins, Highland County Prosecuting Attorney, Hillsboro, Ohio, for Appellee.

          DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY

          MARIE HOOVER, PRESIDING JUDGE

         {¶1} Defendant-appellant, Jevonna Coleman ("Coleman"), appeals from a judgment of conviction and sentence entered by the Highland County Court of Common Pleas. The trial court found Coleman, defendant below and appellant herein, guilty of four counts of Trafficking in Heroin and one count of Trafficking in Cocaine, all in the Vicinity of a School and all in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1). The trial court also found Coleman guilty of the forfeiture specification.

         {¶2} For the reasons that follow, we modify the judgment of the trial court by vacating the requirement that Coleman pay restitution to the Highland County Sheriff's Department through the Victim Restitution Escrow Account of the Highland County Victim Witness Office. Otherwise, the remainder of the judgment is affirmed as modified.

         I. Facts and Procedural History

         {¶3} In December 2015, the State of Ohio indicted Coleman on twenty-five counts of drug related offenses. The underlying facts of the indictment are not relevant to the issues in this appeal; therefore, we will not address them.

         {¶4} In early 2016, Coleman entered into a plea agreement with the State of Ohio. This

agreement is set forth in the document entitled "Plea of Guilty" as follows: Defendant will plead guilty to counts 4, 6, 8, 16, and 18. State will dismiss remaining counts. State and defense jointly recommend 12 months on each count consecutive to each other for a total of 60 months. Defendant will pay restitution as follows: $510.00 join [sic] and several with Jeff Coleman; $350.00 joint and several with Jeff Coleman and Lawrence Wheaton; and $530.00 joint and several with Lawrence Wheaton. Defendant agrees to forfeiture as outlined in Count 33.

         {¶5} The transcript of the change of plea hearing reflects that the trial court recited the agreement as follows:

THE COURT: All right. Now on Page 2 it's typed in "The Defendant will plead guilty to Counts 4, 6, 8, 16, and 18. The State will dismiss the remaining counts. State and Defense jointly recommend twelve (12) months on each count consecutive to each other for a total of sixty (60) months.
'Defendant will pay restitution as follows:
$500.00[1] joint and several with Jeff Coleman.
$350.00 joint and several with Jeff Coleman and Lawrence Wheaton. And
$530.00 joint and several with Lawrence Wheaton.
'And, Defendant agrees to the forfeiture outlined in Count 33.'
Now, is that your understanding of the entire agreement between you and ...

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