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2007-UP-426 - State v. Loynes

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Johnny Lee Loynes, Appellant.


Appeal From Orangeburg County
 Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-426
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 9, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


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

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; David M. Pascoe, Jr., of Summerville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Appellant, Johnny Lee Loynes, pled guilty to three counts of forgery, less than $5,000.  The trial judge sentenced him to concurrent sentences of five years, suspended upon service of four years with two years of probation, on each charge.  Loynes’ 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.  Loynes 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, CJ., HUFF, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


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