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2007-UP-439 - State v. Phillips

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Christopher Shane Phillips, Appellant.


Appeal From York County
 J. Derham Cole, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-439
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 9, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, 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 Thomas E. Pope, of York, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Phillips pled guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, and grand larceny.  Phillips maintains the sentence was disproportionate under the circumstances.  After a thorough review of the record and counsel’s 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 Phillips’ 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.