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
In The Supreme Court
Wilford Lamont Shannon, Petitioner,
South Carolina, Respondent.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI
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
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
TOAL, C.J., MOORE, WALLER, BURNETT and PLEICONES, JJ., concur.