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2004-UP-396 - State v. Epps

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.

Jesse Terrell Epps,        Appellant.


Appeal From Lee County
Thomas W. Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-396
Submitted April 21, 2004 – Filed June 22, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, 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 C. Kelly Jackson, of Sumter; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Jesse Terrell Epps was convicted by a jury of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.  The circuit court sentenced him to thirty years imprisonment for murder and five years imprisonment for possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, the sentences to run consecutively.  Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Epps’s counsel attached a petition to be relieved.  Epps 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 Epps’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

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


[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.