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2007-UP-297 - State v. Chapman
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 Court of Appeals


The State,  Respondent,

v.

David M. Chapman, Appellant.


Appeal from Charleston County
Doyet A. Early, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-297
Submitted June 1, 2007 – Filed June 8, 2007


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Joseph L. Savitz, III, 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 Ralph E. Hoisington, of Charleston, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:  David M. Chapman pled guilty to first-degree burglary, strong armed robbery and voluntary manslaughter.  The plea judge sentenced Chapman to thirty-five years imprisonment.  Chapman’s appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).  Counsel additionally submitted a petition to be relieved from representation, asserting there are no direct appeal issues of arguable merit.  Chapman filed a pro se response with the Court.

After a review of the record pursuant to Anders 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.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

ANDERSON, HUFF, and BEATTY, JJ., concur.


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