Assigned on Briefs January 4, 2018
from the Criminal Court for Shelby County No. 15-00016 Paula
Petitioner, Bobby Chism, appeals the Shelby County Criminal
Court's denial of post-conviction relief from his guilty
plea to two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of
aggravated burglary, and one count of employment of a firearm
during the commission of a dangerous felony. The Petitioner
argues that his guilty plea was involuntary and that he
received ineffective assistance of counsel. We affirm the
judgment of the post-conviction court.
R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Judgment of the Criminal
Brooks, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Bobby Chism.
Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter;
Zachary T. Hinkle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P.
Weirich, District Attorney General; and Pam Stark, Assistant
District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of
Camille R. McMullen, J., delivered the opinion of the court,
in which John Everett Williams and Alan E. Glenn, JJ.,
CAMILLE R. McMULLEN, JUDGE
hearing, the State provided a recitation of the facts
supporting entry of the Petitioner's guilty plea:
[H]ad [this case] gone to trial [the] State would have shown
on July 22, 2014[, ] officers in the Memphis Police
Department responded to a robbery called at [the victims'
The victim, [V.P.] . . . indicated she was sleeping in her
bedroom, a male woke her up pointing a handgun at her face,
made her stay in bed and exited the bedroom.
Another victim [D.B.], . . . indicated another male woke her
up, slapped her in the face, took her phone. So there were
two people involved, one was caught, identified as [the
Petitioner]. He gained entry to their residence without
It was the [accomplice] that had a gun who pointed [it] at
the victims, not [the Petitioner]. Our Tennessee case law
indicated that under criminal responsibility [the Petitioner]
could be found guilty of that employing a firearm during the