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2004-UP-377 - State v. Pringle
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON 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.

Anthony D. Pringle, Appellant.


Appeal From Sumter County
 Clifton Newman, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-377   
Submitted April 21, 2004 – Filed June 17, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Cecil Kelley Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondents.

PER CURIAM:  Anthony Pringle reached a negotiated plea with prosecutors, accepting a thirty-year sentence on a murder and other charges. Pringle now appeals, alleging his plea was not voluntary. Counsel for Pringle attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel. Pringle did not file a separate pro se response. 

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 Pringle’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and BEATTY, JJ., concur.