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2010-UP-437 - State v. Johnson

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Tawana Ojlya Johnson, Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
 Larry R. Patterson, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2010-UP-437
Submitted October 1, 2010 – Filed October 12, 2010


AFFIRMED


J. Falkner Wilkes, of Greenville, for Appellant.

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

PER CURIAM:  Tawana Ojlya Johnson appeals his conviction for first-degree burglary and corresponding sentence of fifteen years' imprisonment.  Johnson argues the trial court erred in denying his motion for a directed verdict.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: State v. Cherry, 361 S.C. 588, 593-94, 606 S.E.2d 475, 478 (2004) ("If there is any direct evidence or any 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."); State v. Pinckney, 339 S.C. 346, 349, 529 S.E.2d 526, 527 (2000) ("In a burglary trial, the defendant's actions after he entered the house can be evidence used to determine if he had the intent to commit a crime at the time of entry."). 

AFFIRMED.

FEW, C.J., HUFF and GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


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