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,
Willie Caldwell, Appellant.
Appeal From Richland County
James W. Johnson, Jr., Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-423
Submitted July 1, 2008 –Filed July 21, 2008
Kathrine H. Hudgins, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, of Columbia; for Appellant.
Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Office of the Attorney General, of Columbia; and Solicitor Warren B. Giese, of Columbia; for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Willie Caldwell entered an Alford plea to one count of kidnapping and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill (ABWIK). Caldwell appeals, arguing the circuit court erred in accepting his Alford plea when he received no real benefit by entering the plea. Caldwell filed a separate pro se brief. After a thorough review of the record and both briefs 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 Caldwell’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.
HEARN, C.J., CURETON and GOOLSBY, A.J.J., concur.
 North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25 (1970).
 We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.