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2005-UP-069 - State v. Allen
PER CURIAM: In October 2003, Patrick Allen was tried and found guilty of two counts of assault and battery of a high and aggra

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Patrick Javir Allen,        Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-069
Submitted January 1, 2005 – Filed January 26, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara Taggart, Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Office of the Attorney General, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: In October 2003, Patrick Allen was tried and found guilty of two counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and first-degree burglary.  He was sentenced to concurrent terms of fifteen years for the burglary and ten years for each assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.  On appeal, counsel for Allen has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), asserting that there are no meritorious grounds for appeal and requesting permission to withdraw from further representation.  Allen filed a pro se response. 

After a thorough 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.

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

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


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