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2004-UP-120 - State v. Harris

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Winston Andrew Harris,        Appellant.


Appeal From Greenwood County
Wyatt T. Saunders, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-120
Submitted December 29, 2003 – Filed February 25, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda H. Haile, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, Assistant Attorney General David A. Spencer, all of Columbia; and Solicitor William Townes Jones, of Greenwood, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Winston Andrew Harris appeals both his convictions for armed robbery, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a firearm during the violent crime.  Harris’s appellate counsel has petitioned to be relieved as counsel, stating she has reviewed the record and has concluded Harris’s appeal is without merit.  The issue briefed by counsel concerns whether the trial court erred in allowing the State to impeach Harris with his prior fraudulent check convictions.  Harris has filed a brief on his own behalf with this court alleging numerous pre-trial errors and ineffective assistance of counsel.

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 Harris’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTREDGE, 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.