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 of South Carolina, Respondent,
Joseph Walker, Appellant.
Appeal From Aiken County
James R. Barber, Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-618
Submitted December 1, 2004 – Filed December 9, 2004
Acting Deputy Chief Attorney Wanda P. Hagler, of Columbia, for Appellant.
Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all Columbia; and Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Joseph Walker appeals his convictions for first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping. Counsel for Walker attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel. Walker 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 Walker’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.
ANDERSON, STILWELL, and SHORT, JJ., concur.