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2005-UP-081 - State v. Causey

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Jimmy H. Causey #1,        Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-081
Submitted February 1, 2005 – Filed February 4, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda P. Hagler, 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;  and  Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Jimmy H. Causey was convicted of armed robbery, first-degree burglary, grand larceny, petit larceny, and six counts of kidnapping.  He received a total sentence of twenty years, and he appeals. 

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Causey attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded that Causey’s appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.  Causey filed a separate pro se response. 

After thorough review of the record and the pro se brief 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, BEATTY, and SHORT, JJ., concur.


[1] Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.