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2010-UP-210 - The State v. Herbert Matthews

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Herbert Matthews, Appellant.


Appeal From Charleston County
 John C. Few, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-210
Submitted March 1, 2010 – Filed March 15, 2010  


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender Elizabeth A. Franklin, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Senior Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General Harold M. Coombs, Jr., all of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Herbert Matthews appeals his convictions for armed robbery, pointing and presenting a firearm, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and his corresponding thirty-year, five-year, and five-year sentences.  Matthews contends the trial court erred in denying his directed verdict motions.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authority:  State v. Frazier, 375 S.C. 575, 581, 654 S.E.2d 280, 283 (Ct. App. 2007) ("If there is any direct evidence or substantial circumstantial evidence reasonably tending to prove the guilt of the accused, an appellate court must find the case was properly submitted to the jury.").

AFFIRMED. 

PIEPER and GEATHERS, JJ., and CURETON, A.J., concur.


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