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2009-UP-307 - State v. Gatson
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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Butler Gatson, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
 Roger M. Young, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-307
Submitted May 1, 2009 – Filed June 11, 2009


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, 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 Warren B. Giese, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Butler Gatson appeals from his guilty plea to two counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and one count of autobreaking.  On appeal, Gatson argues his plea did not comply with the mandates of Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S 238 (1969).  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 the appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., THOMAS, and KONDUROS, JJ., concur.


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