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2004-UP-071 - State v. Prince

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

W. T. Prince,        Appellant.


Appeal From Florence County
B. Hicks Harwell, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-071
Submitted November 19, 2003 – Filed February 11, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


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

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, of Columbia, and Solicitor Edgar Lewis Clements, III, of Florence, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  W. T. Prince pled guilty to burglary in the 2nd degree.  The trial court sentenced him to 15 years imprisonment suspended upon the service of 5 years, with credit for time served.  His counsel attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel stating she had reviewed the record and concluded the appeal lacked merit.  Prince did not file a pro se response.

We dismiss pursuant to 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 Prince’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HUFF, STILWELL, and BEATTY, JJ., concur.