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2004-UP-317 - State v. Owens
PER CURIAM: Robert McKoy waived presentment on an indictment for possession of a stolen vehicle, pled guilty, and was sentenc

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Joe Barlow Owens        Appellant.


Appeal From Cherokee County
J. Derham Cole, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-317
Submitted March 19, 2004 – Filed May 13, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Joe Barlow Owens was indicted for and subsequently found guilty of possession of cocaine, 3rd degree.  Owens’ appellate counsel submitted a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating he has reviewed the record and has concluded Owens’ appeal is without merit.  Owens did not file a pro se brief with the 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 Owens’ appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

GOOLSBY, HOWARD and BEATTY, 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.