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2005-UP-480 - State v. Gilliard
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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Phillip M. Gilliard,        Appellant.


Appeal From Charleston County
R. Markley Dennis, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2005-UP-480
Submitted August 1, 2005 – Filed August 8, 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 Ralph E. Hoisington, of Charleston, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Appellant, Phillip M. Gilliard, was indicted for and convicted of burglary in the first degree.  The trial judge sentenced Gilliard to twenty-four years in prison.  Gilliard’s counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating that she had reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Gilliard did not file a separate pro se brief.  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. 

ANDERSON, HUFF, and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


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