IN RE: C.N. A DELINQUENT CHILD. IN RE: C.N. A DELINQUENT CHILD.
from Hardin County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division Trial
Court No. JD20162158
Timothy B. Hackett for Appellant
M. Miller for Appellee
Defendant-Appellant C.N. appeals the judgments of the
Juvenile Division of the Hardin County Court of Common Pleas.
For the reasons set forth below, the judgments of the
juvenile court are affirmed.
and Procedural History
C.N. resided with his custodial grandmother
("Young"). Doc. 1. On December 4, 2016, C.N. stole
Young's credit cards, cell phone, and car. C.N. then
drove Young's vehicle without a license and picked up a
friend. February 22 Hearing Tr. 15. C.N. and his friend then
stole another vehicle and crashed the two stolen vehicles
into each other. Id. at 15-16. These acts led to a
complaint with nine counts being filed against C.N. Doc. 1.
On January 13, 2017, an attorney was appointed to represent
C.N. Doc. 8.
On February 22, 2017, C.N. entered an admission to two counts
of grand theft of a motor vehicle in violation of R.C.
2913.02(A)(1); two counts of criminal damaging in violation
of R.C. 2909.06(A)(1); one count of theft of credit cards in
violation of R.C. 2913.71(A); and one count of tampering with
evidence in violation of R.C. 2921.12(A)(1). Three other
counts were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Doc. 20.
At this hearing, Young was given a chance to speak and said:
I'm not trying to make excuses for [C.N.].
He's had a pretty crappy life from the time he was born.
What he did with my car, I never thought he could possibly
do. * * * This is serious. * * * I don't
think CN needs to go to DYS. * * * I just think that CN needs
help mentally, emotionally, to deal with what he's had to
deal with his whole life.
* * *
And I hope he understands the seriousness of what he
has done, not only to me, but to his brother, to all of us *
* *. And I think he should be put in a facility where he gets
counseling for everything that he's done.
22 Hearing Tr. 22-24. In her victim impact statement, Young
said that C.N. "needs help to learn what he did is not
acceptable" and that she was "hurt" by his
conduct. Doc. 25.
On February 22, 2017, the juvenile court placed C.N. on
probation and ordered a two-year commitment to the Department
of Youth Services ("DYS"). Doc. 24. This DYS
commitment was suspended provided that he successfully
completed a rehabilitation program at the North Central Ohio
Rehabilitation Center ("NCORC"). Doc. 24. On May
26, 2017, the State filed a motion to invoke the suspended
DYS commitment. July 10 Hearing Tr. 3. Doc. 28. This motion
contained a record documenting C.N.'s involvement in
fifty-eight different incidents in between the time he was
placed in NCORC on February 24, 2017, and May 10, 2017. July
10 Hearing Tr. at 8. Doc. 28.
At a hearing on July 24, 2017, C.N. consented to the motion
to invoke. July 14 Hearing 4, 6. Subsequently, Young was
given the opportunity to speak to the juvenile court and
I just-I don't know what to say. * * * I
can't go to DYS. It's not-I don't know. It's
hard to see your first grandchild there. I just hope and pray
that he does what he's supposed to and not listen to
other people and come home and do what he's supposed to
Hearing Tr. 9. Young and C.N.'s appointed counsel were
present for all of the ...