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2008-UP-366 - State v. Bowman

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Keyon Baxter Bowman, Appellant.


Appeal From Orangeburg County
Doyet A. Early, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-366
Submitted July 1, 2008 – Filed July 11, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Attorney for Capital Appeals Robert M. Dudek, 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 David M. Pascoe, Jr., of Summerville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Keyon Baxter Bowman appeals his conviction and sentence for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and armed robbery and his sentence under an Alford[1] plea for voluntary manslaughter.  On appeal, Bowman argues his guilty plea failed to comply with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969), because the circuit court erred in apprising him of his rights in a colloquy that lasted less than two pages of the record.  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[2] Bowman’s appeal. 

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., CURETON and GOOLSBY, A.J.J., concur.


[1] North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25 (1970).

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