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2010-UP-164 - The State v. Paul Reid

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Paul F. Reid, Appellant.


Appeal From Lexington County
J. C. Buddy Nicholson, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-164
Submitted February 1, 2010 – Filed February 24, 2010  


AFFIRMED


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, Assistant Attorney General Julie M. Thames, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Donald Myers, of Lexington, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Paul F. Reid appeals his sentences for three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of kidnapping.  Reid argues the judge abused his discretion by sentencing Reid to the maximum penalty on each count.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities:  State v. Winestock, 271 S.C. 473, 475, 248 S.E.2d 307, 308 (1978) (noting failure to timely object or seek modification of a sentence at the trial court level precludes a defendant from presenting his objection for the first time on appeal).  

AFFIRMED.

SHORT, WILLIAMS, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur.


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