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2010-UP-015 - State v. Jones

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Claude Jones, Appellant.


Appeal From Aiken County
 Clifton Newman, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-015
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed January 25, 2010 


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Appellate Defender Joseph L. Savitz, III, of Columbia, for Appellant. 

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Solicitor J. Strom Thurmond, Jr., of Aiken, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Claude Jones appeals his convictions and sentences for murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, arguing the circuit court erred in excluding evidence the victim became violent when using methamphetamine.  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[1] Jones's appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED. 

HUFF, A.C.J., GEATHERS, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur. 


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