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2004-UP-025 - State v. Dooley

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Donnie Allen Dooley        Appellant.


Appeal From Aiken County
James C. Williams, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-025
Submitted November 19, 2003 – Filed January 16, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellant Defender Tara S. Taggart, Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia;  and Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Donnie Allen Dooley was indicted of and subsequently pled guilty to three counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct.  Dooley’s appellate counsel submitted a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating he has reviewed the record and has concluded Dooley’s appeal is without merit.  Dooley did not file a pro se brief with the court.

After a review of the record as required by Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we hold there are no directly appealable issues that are arguable on their merits.  Accordingly, we dismiss Dooley’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

STILWELL, BEATTY, and CURETON, JJ., concur.


[1]   Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rules 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.