Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth District, Cuyahoga
Criminal Appeal from the Cuyahoga County Court of Common
Pleas Case No. CR-17-615803-A
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT P. Andrew Baker
ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE Michael C. O'Malley Cuyahoga
County Prosecutor BY: Edward R. Fadel Assistant Prosecuting
BEFORE: E.T. Gallagher, P.J., Celebrezze, J., and Keough, J.
JOURNAL ENTRY AND OPINION
T. GALLAGHER, PRESIDING JUDGE.
Defendant-appellant, Davontay Cliff, appeals from his
conviction following a guilty plea. He raises the following
assignment of error for review:
1. Appellant's conviction must be reversed because his
plea was not knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily made.
After careful review of the record and relevant case law, we
affirm Cliffs conviction.
In March 2017, Cliff was named in a six-count indictment,
charging him with attempted murder, kidnapping, two counts of
felonious assault, and two counts of aggravated robbery. Each
count contained one- and three-year firearm specifications.
In June 2017, Cliff pleaded guilty to a single count of
aggravated robbery in violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1), with a
three-year firearm specification. The remaining counts were
nolled. Following a Crim.R. 11 colloquy, the trial court
accepted Cliffs guilty plea and referred him to the county
probation department for a presentence investigation report.
At sentencing, the trial court imposed a four-year prison
term on the aggravated robbery offense, to be served
consecutively with the three-year firearm specification, for
a total prison term of seven years.
Cliff now appeals from his conviction and sentence.