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2005-UP-096 - State v. Brown

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Thomas Edward Brown,        Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
Alexander S. Macaulay, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-096
Submitted February 1, 2005 – Filed February 9, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. 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, of Columbia;  and Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Thomas Edward Brown was indicted for and convicted of assault and battery with intent to kill.  The trial court sentenced him to fifteen years imprisonment.  Brown’s counsel attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel stating she had reviewed the record and concluded the appeal lacked merit.  Brown did file a pro se response.  We dismiss pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991).  Counsel’s petition to be relieved is granted.1

APPEAL DISMISSED.

GOOLSBY, HUFF, and STILWELL JJ. concur. 


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