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2005-UP-051 - State v. Jowers

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.

Gary W. Jowers, Appellant.


Appeal From Lancaster County
 Paul M. Burch, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2005-UP-051
Submitted January 1, 2005 – Filed January 20, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender 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 of Columbia; and Solicitor John R. Justice, of Chester, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Gary W. Jowers pled guilty to second-degree burglary.  Jowers argues his guilty plea did not comply with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  His counsel attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she reviewed the record and concluded Jowers’s appeal is without merit.  Jowers filed a pro se response. 

After a thorough 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 the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

HEARN, C.J., and GOOLSBY, and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


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