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2005-UP-118 - State v. Alston

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.

Darnell Alston,        Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-118
Submitted February 1, 2005 – Filed February 16, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Wanda Lee Adams, of Greenville, 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 Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Darnell Alston (Appellant) pled guilty to (1) first-degree burglary, (2) armed robbery, (3) two counts of kidnapping, and (4) first-degree criminal sexual conduct.  Appellant was sentenced to fifty years in prison for first-degree burglary, and thirty years each for armed robbery, kidnapping, and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. 

On appeal, counsel for Appellant has filed a final brief along with a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Appellant has 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]

GOOSLBY, HUFF, and STILWELL, JJ., concur.


[1]   This case is decided without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.