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2010-UP-333 - State v. Young

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Robert Allen Young, Appellant.


Appeal From Spartanburg County
J. Derham Cole, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2010-UP-333
Submitted June 1, 2010 – Filed June 28, 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, and Assistant Attorney General A. West Lee, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Robert Allen Young appeals his convictions for armed robbery and assault and battery with the intent to kill.  He contends the trial court erred in admitting evidence that he possessed a black t-shirt with the phrase "Snitches Get Stitches" printed on it.  Specifically, Young argues on appeal that the t-shirt constituted inadmissible character evidence.  However, this issue is not preserved for our review because trial counsel never objected to the admission of the evidence.  We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authority: State v. Dunbar, 356 S.C. 138, 142, 587 S.E.2d 691, 693 (2003) ("In order for an issue to be preserved for appellate review, it must have been raised to and ruled upon by the trial judge."). 

AFFIRMED.[1]

FEW, C.J., THOMAS, and PIEPER, JJ., concur.


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