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2008-UP-049 - State v. Cross #2

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Edward Lee Cross #2, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
 James R. Barber, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-049
Submitted January 2, 2008 – Filed January 14, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Aileen P. Clare, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, Division of Appellate Defense, 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 Warren Blair Giese, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Edward Lee Cross pled guilty to four counts of forgery and was given concurrent and consecutive sentences totaling eight years.  On appeal, Cross contends his sentence is unconstitutionally disproportionate.  Cross’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.  Cross did not file a separate pro se 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 the appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HUFF and PIEPER, JJ., and GOOLSBY, A.J., concur.


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