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2007-UP-476 - Watts v. State

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

Harold Watts, Appellant,

v.

The State, Respondent.


Appeal from Chesterfield County
 J. Michael Baxley, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-476
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 12, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant 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, and Assistant Attorney General Christopher L. Newton, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Harold Watts appeals the dismissal of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus.  Watts contends the circuit court erred in allegedly refusing to address the subject matter jurisdiction claim in his petition.  Watts’ counsel attached a petition to be relieved, stating she reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Watts did not file a pro se response brief.  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 Watts’ appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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