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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
Dontrell Walker, Petitioner,
State of South Carolina, Respondent.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI
Appeal From Sumter County
Clifton B. Newman, Trial Judge
Howard P. King, Post-Conviction Relief Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-270
Submitted April 1, 2008 – Filed May 19, 2008
Deputy Chief Attorney Wanda H. Carter, of Columbia for Petitioner.
Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General, John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Salley W. Elliott, Assistant Attorney General Lance Boozer, all of Columbia, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Petitioner seeks a writ of certiorari from the denial of his application for post-conviction relief (PCR). The State does not object to the PCR judge’s finding that petitioner did not knowingly and intelligently waive his right to a direct appeal. Accordingly, we grant the petition for a writ of certiorari and proceed with a review of the direct appeal issue pursuant to Davis v. State, 288 S.C. 290, 342 S.E.2d 60 (1986).
Petitioner’s appeal is dismissed, after consideration of his counsel’s brief and review pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967). Counsel’s motion to be relieved is granted.
HUFF, KITTREDGE, and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.
 We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.