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2005-UP-045 - State v. Degree

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Farris Armon Degree, Appellant.


Appeal From Cherokee County
Larry R. Patterson, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-045
Submitted January 1, 2005 – Filed January 19, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, 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 Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Farris Armon Degree appeals his convictions for first-degree burglary and two counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.  Counsel for Degree attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Degree did not file 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 Degree’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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