from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (C.P.C. No.
O'Brien, Prosecuting Attorney, and Kimberly M. Bond, for
A. Davis, pro se.
1} Defendant-appellant, James A. Davis, pro se,
appeals from a decision and entry of the Franklin County
Court of Common Pleas denying his motion to vacate a void
sentence. For the following reasons, we affirm.
Facts and Procedural History
2} In 1996, plaintiff-appellee, State of Ohio,
charged Davis, under two separate indictments, with multiple
counts of rape, kidnapping, and felonious assault related to
six separate victims. A jury found Davis guilty of all
charges, and Davis was classified as a sexual predator and
sentenced. This court affirmed Davis' convictions on
appeal. State v. Davis, 10th Dist. No. 97APA08-1020
(May 19, 1998). Davis then filed an application for delayed
reopening of his appeal, which this court denied in 2001.
Additionally, Davis filed a second application for reopening
delayed appeal, which this court again denied. State v.
Davis, 10th Dist. No. 97APA08-1020 (Dec. 14, 2004)
3} On March 7, 2006, Davis filed a petition for
postconviction relief challenging the imposition of
non-minimum and consecutive sentences. The trial court denied
Davis' postconviction petition, finding his petition was
untimely and res judicata operated to bar his claims. This
court affirmed the trial court's denial of Davis'
petition for postconviction relief. State v. Davis,
Dist. No. 06AP-480, 2006-Ohio-6643.
4} Several years later, on June 6, 2013, Davis filed
a motion to vacate the judgment of his conviction, arguing
the trial court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction over his
case. The trial court denied Davis' motion to vacate in a
June 19, 2013 entry. Davis did not appeal that ruling.
5} Several more years later, on June 1, 2017, Davis
filed a motion to arrest judgment, arguing the trial court
lacked subject-matter jurisdiction to convict him. The trial
court denied Davis' motion to arrest judgment in a June
15, 2017 decision and entry. Again, Davis did not appeal that
ruling, though he did file subsequent pleadings objecting to
the trial court's decision. The trial court filed a
November 1, 2017 entry addressing Davis' subsequent
pleadings, issuing him copies of the indictments in his case
and denying his objections to the court's June 15, 2017
decision and entry. Davis did not appeal.
6} Subsequently, on April 22, 2019, Davis filed a
motion to vacate his sentence. In his motion to vacate, Davis
argued his sentence is void because the verdict forms did not
conform with R.C. 2945.75(A)(2) and that his sentence was
contrary to law. The state filed a memorandum contra arguing
Davis' motion is both untimely and barred by res
judicata. In a June 4, 2019 decision and entry, the trial
court denied Davis' motion to vacate. Davis timely
Assignments of Error
7} Davis assigns the following ...