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2008-UP-189 - State v. Ray

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

The State, Respondent,

v.

James Edward Ray, Appellant.


Appeal From Clarendon County
Thomas W. Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-189
Submitted March 4, 2008 – Filed March 18, 2008   


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, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Cecil Kelly Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  James Ray pled guilty to assault and battery with intent to kill, assault with intent to kill, possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime, unlawful carrying of a pistol, and unlawful possession of a pistol.  Ray was sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment.  Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Ray’s counsel attached a petition to be relieved.  Ray filed a pro se response, which we have considered.  After 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 this appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HUFF, KITTREDGE, and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


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