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2009-UP-479 - State v. Collins

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Steven Collins, Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
 Edward W. Miller, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2009-UP-479
Submitted October 1, 2009 – Filed October 14, 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, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Robert Mills Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Steven Collins appeals his conviction for armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.  Collins argues the trial court erred in refusing to grant a mistrial when a witness testified Collins was under house arrest, implying he was already in trouble with the law at the time of the armed robbery.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel's brief, and Collins' pro se 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 Collins's appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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