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2007-UP-365 - State v. Ford

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Devon Ford, Appellant.


Appeal From Spartanburg County
 Doyet A. Early, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2007-UP-365
Submitted September 14, 2007 – Filed September 17, 2007


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Attorney for Capital Appeals Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, Office of the Attorney General, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Ford appeals his Alford plea, arguing it did not comply with the mandates of  Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Ford’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 Ford’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., and HUFF and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


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