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2004-UP-463 - State v. Tatom
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

David Tatom, Sr., Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-463
Submitted September 14, 2004 – Filed September 15, 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 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor J. Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  David Tatom was indicted for first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, lewd act on a minor, and unlawful conduct towards a child.  The jury acquitted Tatom of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.  The jury convicted Tatom of lewd act on a minor and unlawful conduct towards a child.  The judge sentenced him: “As to the unlawful conduct towards a child the sentence of the Court is ten years.  As to the lewd act on a minor the sentence of the Court is 12 years.”  Tatom’s appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).  Counsel additionally submitted a petition to be relieved from representation, asserting there are no directly appealable issues of arguable merit.  Tatom did not file a pro se response with the Court.

After a review of the record pursuant to Anders and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

GOOLSBY, ANDERSON, and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.