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2009-UP-317 - State v. Washington

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Anthony D. Washington, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
 James R. Barber, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2009-UP-317
Submitted May 1, 2009 – Filed June 11, 2009


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Kathrine H. Hudgins, 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:  Anthony D. Washington, Jr. appeals from his guilty plea to two counts of armed robbery, possession of a stolen pistol, and unlawful carrying of a pistol.  On appeal, Washington argues the plea judge erred in sentencing him to fifteen years as punishment for exercising his right to reject a negotiated twelve-year sentence offered by the State.  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.