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2009-UP-316 - State v. Pitts

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Leroy James Pitts, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
 J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2009-UP-316
Submitted May 1, 2009 – Filed June 11, 2009


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Appellate Defender  Wanda H. Carter, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, of Columbia; and Solicitor Warren B. Giese, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Leroy James Pitts appeals his guilty plea and sentence for robbery and possession of crack, arguing the plea court erred in failing to explain sentencing consequences to him.  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.