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2006-MO-018 - Shannon v. State
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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 Supreme Court

Wilford Lamont Shannon, Petitioner,

v.

State of South Carolina, Respondent.


ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI


Appeal From York County
 Henry Floyd, Circuit Court Judge
John C. Hayes, III, Circuit Court Judge
 Lee S. Alford, Post Conviction Judge


Memorandum Opinion No. 2006-MO-018
Submitted May 2, 2006 – Filed May 8, 2006


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Petitioner.

Assistant Attorney General Julie M. Thames, Office of the Attorney General, of Columbia, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:  Petitioner seeks a writ of certiorari from the dismissal of his application for post-conviction relief (PCR).

Because there is sufficient evidence to support the PCR judge’s finding that petitioner did not knowingly and intelligently waive his right to a direct appeal, we grant certiorari and proceed with a review of the direct appeal issues pursuant to Davis v. State, 288 S.C. 290, 342 S.E.2d 60 (1986). 

Counsel for petitioner has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), and a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Petitioner has filed a pro se response.  After a thorough review of the record pursuant to Anders, supra, we dismiss the appeal and grant the petition to be relieved as counsel.

DISMISSED.

TOAL, C.J., MOORE, WALLER, BURNETT and PLEICONES, JJ., concur.