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2008-UP-508 - State v. Drake

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Hobart Parker Drake, Jr., Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-508
Submitted September 2, 2008 – Filed September 5, 2008   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Senior Assistant Attorney General William Edgar Salter, III, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all  of Columbia; and Solicitor C. Kelly Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Hobart Parker Drake, Jr. appeals his convictions for car jacking, armed robbery, and murder. On appeal, Drake contends the trial court erred in admitting a knife into evidence.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Drake’s pro se 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.

SHORT, THOMAS, and PIEPER, JJ., concur.


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