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2004-UP-210 - State v. Harden

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Kenneth Harden, Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
C. Victor Pyle, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-210
Submitted January 29, 2004 – Filed March 25, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda H. Haile, 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 Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:  Kenneth Harden appeals his conviction for forgery in connection with his alleged attempt to purchase merchandise with a counterfeit $100 bill.  Harden’s appellate counsel has petitioned to be relieved as counsel, stating she has reviewed the record and has concluded Harden’s appeal is without merit.  The sole issue briefed by counsel contends the circuit court erred in admitting evidence of Harden’s previous petit larceny conviction to impeach his testimony on cross-examination.  Harden did not file a separate pro se brief.

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 this 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.