FILED: February 18, 2009
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF OREGON
STATE OF OREGON,
ROBERT ARTHUR MILLER,
Josephine County Circuit Court
On remand from the Oregon Supreme Court, State v. Miller, 345 Or 176, 191 P3d 651 (2008).
Allan H. Coon, Senior Judge.
Submitted on remand September 23, 2008.
Erin Galli Rohr and Chilton, Ebbett & Rohr for appellant.
Hardy Myers, Attorney General, Mary H. Williams, Solicitor General, and Kathleen Cegla, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent.
Before Edmonds, Presiding Judge, and Brewer, Chief Judge, and Wollheim, Judge.
This case comes to us on remand from the Supreme Court. State v. Miller, 345 Or 176, 191 P3d 651 (2008). Defendant was convicted of a number of drug-related offenses and appealed those convictions on the ground that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress certain evidence that was obtained after he was restrained by police. We held that the trial court indeed erred in denying defendant's motion to suppress, and we therefore reversed defendant's convictions. State v. Miller, 211 Or App 667, 156 P3d 125 (2007). On review, the Supreme Court disagreed with our holding regarding the motion to suppress and instead affirmed defendant's convictions. 345 Or at 188-89. The court then remanded the case to this court to consider defendant's other assignment of error, which concerned his sentences--an assignment that this court had not reached in the first instance. Id. at 189.
The lone question before us on remand is whether the trial court erred in imposing consecutive sentences. According to defendant, the trial court violated his Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial when the court itself found the facts necessary to impose consecutive sentences under ORS 137.123(5). Defendant's argument is foreclosed by Oregon v. Ice, ____ US ____, ____, 129 S Ct 711, ____ L Ed 2d ____ (2009), in which the United States Supreme Court rejected that same contention.