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2007-UP-415 - State v. Scott

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Paul Scott, Appellant.


Appeal From Spartanburg County
J. Mark Hayes, II, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-415
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 8, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney Joseph L. Savitz, III, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, of Columbia, Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Appellant, Paul Scott, pled guilty to assault and battery with intent to kill.  The trial judge sentenced him to fifteen years imprisonment.  Scott’s counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating that he had reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Scott filed 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.