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2007-UP-376 - State v. Chaplin

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Hosea Chaplin, III, Appellant.


Appeal From Jasper County
 Jackson V. Gregory, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-376
Submitted September 1, 2007 – Filed September 18, 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 Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor I. McDuffie Stone, III, of Beaufort, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Hosea Chaplin, III (Appellant) pled guilty to second-degree burglary, carjacking, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN), and failure to stop for a blue light.  He was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of fifteen years for second-degree burglary, fifteen years for carjacking, ten years for ABHAN, and three years for failure to stop. 

On appeal, counsel for Appellant has filed a final brief along with a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Appellant has not filed a pro se response.  After a thorough review of the record 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 the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.         

APPEAL DISMISSED.[1]

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


[1]  This case is decided without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.