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2004-UP-392 - State v. Jones
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.

Ronnie Gene Jones, Jr.,        Appellant.


Appeal From Edgefield County
William P. Keesley, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-392
Submitted April 21, 2004 – Filed June 21, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, 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 Donald V. Myers, of Lexington, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Ronnie Jones appeals his plea to a voluntary manslaughter charge, arguing that the plea did not comply with Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969). Counsel for Jones attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel. Jones filed 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 Jones’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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