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2010-UP-050 - In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Raymond Carter

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Raymond Carter, Appellant.


Appeal from Lexington County
R. Knox McMahon, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-050
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed January 27, 2010   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender LaNelle C. DuRant, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General Deborah R.J. Shupe, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Raymond Carter appeals the trial court's decision to deny his directed verdict motion with respect to the State's action to commit him to the custody of the Department of Mental Health pursuant to the Sexually Violent Predator Act, S.C. Code Ann. §§ 44-48-10 to 44-48-170 (Supp. 2008).  After thoroughly reviewing the record and the briefs pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991) and In re McCoy, 360 S.C. 425, 602 S.E.2d 58 (2004), we dismiss Carter's appeal and grant counsel's petition to be relieved.[1] 

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.