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2004-UP-305 - State v. Knowlin

THIS OPINION HAS NO PREDCEDENTIAL 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.

James Knowlin, Appellant.


Appeal From Georgetown County
Paula H. Thomas, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-305
Submitted February 20, 2004 – Filed May 6, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, 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 J. Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:  James Knowlin was convicted of second-degree criminal sexual assault with a minor and sentenced to twenty years imprisonment.  Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Knowlin’s counsel attached a petition to be relieved.  Knowlin filed a pro se response.

After review of the record 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 dismiss Knowlin’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concurring


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