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2004-UP-086 - State v. Rice

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Randy Fitzgerald Rice,        Appellant.


Appeal From Spartanburg County
Gary E. Clary, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-086
Submitted December 23, 2003 – Filed February 12, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney Daniel T. Stacey, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Asst. Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia, and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondents.

PER CURIAM:  Randy F. Rice appeals both his convictions for various counts of criminal domestic violence and the revocation of his probation.  Rice’s appellate counsel has petitioned to be relieved as counsel, stating he has reviewed the record and has concluded Rice’s appeal is without merit.  The issue briefed by counsel concerns whether the trial court complied with Boykin v. Alabama [1] when accepting Rice’s guilty pleas.  Rice has filed several documents on his own behalf with this 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 Rice’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved. [2]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


[1]   Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).

[2]   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.