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2009-UP-265 - State v. Williams

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Horace Williams, Appellant.


Appeal From Dorchester County
 James C. Williams, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-265
Submitted May 1, 2009 – Filed June 2, 2009   


AFFIRMED


Horace Williams, of Summerville, pro se.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and David Michael Pascoe, Jr., of Orangeburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Horace Williams appeals his guilty plea, made pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25 (1970), for cutting and removing timber without permission.  He argues the plea court erred in accepting his plea and in sentencing him after he withdrew his plea.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities:  State v. Lee, 350 S.C. 125, 130, 564 S.E.2d 372, 375 (Ct. App. 2002) (explaining an issue must be raised to and ruled upon by the trial judge to be preserved for appellate review); State v. Johnston, 333 S.C. 459, 462, 510 S.E.2d 423, 425 (1999) (holding a challenge to sentencing must be raised at trial, or the issue will not be preserved for appellate review); In re Arisha K.S., 331 S.C. 288, 293-94, 501 S.E.2d 128, 131-32 (1998) (stating the voluntariness of guilty plea must be raised by objection to the trial court in order to be preserved for appeal).

AFFIRMED.

HUFF, PIEPER, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


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