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2007-UP-408 - State v. Finklea

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Mario Jarel Finklea, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
Reginald I. Lloyd, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2007-UP-408
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 4, 2007


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh,  Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Office of the Attorney General, of Columbia; and Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Appellant, Mario Jarel Finklea, pled guilty to three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, three counts of kidnapping, one count of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and one count of burglary in the second degree.  The trial court sentenced him to thirty years on each of the criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping charges, and ten years each on the assault charge and the burglary charge, the sentences to run consecutively.  Finklea’s counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating that she had reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Finklea did not file a separate pro se brief.  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[1] the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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