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2005-UP-347 - State v. Trotman
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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Stephen Henry Trotman, Appellant.


Appeal From York County
Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-347
Submitted May 1, 2005 – Filed May 23, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Thomas E. Pope, of York, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Stephen Henry Trotman appeals his convictions for armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, assault of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime of violence.  He argues the trial judge erred in denying his motion for a continuance.  Counsel for Trotman attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Trotman filed a separate pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Trotman’s pro se brief 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[1] the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., and BEATTY and SHORT, JJ., concur.


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