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2010-UP-199 - State v. Jimmy Littlejohn

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Jimmy Lee Littlejohn, Appellant.


Appeal From Cherokee County
J. Mark Hayes, II, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-199
Submitted March 1, 2010 – Filed March 12, 2010   


AFFIRMED


Senior Appellate Defender Joseph Savitz, III, 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; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Jimmy Lee Littlejohn appeals his convictions for first-degree burglary and second-degree arson, arguing the trial court erred in failing to obtain a valid waiver of his right to counsel.  We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authority: Wroten v. State, 301 S.C. 293, 294, 391 S.E.2d 575, 576 (1990) ("If the record demonstrates the defendant's decision to represent himself was made with an understanding of the risks of self-representation, the requirements of a voluntary waiver will be satisfied."). 

AFFIRMED.[1]

HUFF, THOMAS, and KONDUROS, JJ., concur. 


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