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2004-UP-559 - State v. Cheatham
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Willie James Cheatham, Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-559
Submitted November 1, 2004 – Filed November 5, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, 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 Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:  Willie James Cheatham pled guilty to possession of cocaine and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN).  He was sentenced to six months, time served, plus costs and assessments for possession of cocaine.  For ABHAN, he was sentenced as a Youthful Offender to an indeterminate term not to exceed six years, suspended to three years probation.  Cheatham’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.  Cheatham 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.

ANDERSON, STILWELL, and SHORT, JJ., concur.


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