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2009-UP-335 - State v. Taylor

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Kenneth Alonzo Taylor, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
J. Michelle Childs, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-335
Submitted May 1, 2009 – Filed June 15, 2009   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Appellate Defender for Capital Appeals Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia, for Appellant.

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

PER CURIAM:  Kenneth Alonzo Taylor appeals his guilty plea and sentence to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, arguing his plea was not knowingly and voluntarily entered.  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.