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2009-UP-567 - The State v. Lavaras Shell

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Lavaras S. Shell, Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
G. Edward Welmaker, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-567
Submitted December 1, 2009 – Filed December 2, 2009


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Elizabeth A. Franklin-Best, 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; Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Lavaras S. Shell appeals his guilty plea for distribution of crack cocaine and strong arm robbery, arguing the sentence imposed was too harsh.  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., CURETON, A.J., and GOOLSBY, A.J., concur.


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