Supreme Court Seal
South Carolina
JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
Site Map | Feedback
2009-UP-064 - State v. Cohens

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.

Ronald Cohens, Appellant.


Appeal From Georgetown County
 J. Michael Baxley, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-064
Submitted February 2, 2009 – Filed February 9, 2009  


AFFIRMED


Tara Dawn Shurling, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Senior Assistant Attorney General Harold M. Coombs, Jr., all of Columbia; Solicitor John Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Ronald Cohens appeals his conviction for assault and battery with the intent to kill and failure to stop for a blue light.  Cohens alleges the trial court erred in proceeding with trial without his counsel and refusing to remove a juror.  We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities:  State v. Johnson, 363 S.C. 53, 58-59, 609 S.E.2d 520, 523 (2005) (holding if a party fails to object properly at trial, the party is procedurally barred from raising the issue on appeal); State v. Bell, 374 S.C. 136, 147, 646 S.E.2d 888, 894 (Ct. App. 2007) (explaining a decision on whether to replace a juror with an alternate is within the sound discretion of the trial court and will not be reversed on appeal absent an abuse of discretion).

AFFIRMED.[1]

SHORT, THOMAS, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur. 


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