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2010-UP-552 - State v. Williams

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Emmith Allen Williams, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
 G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-552
Submitted December 1, 2010 – Filed December 21, 2010   


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender Kathrine H. Hudgins, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Senior Assistant Attorney General Norman M. Rapoport, and Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Emmith Allen Williams appeals his convictions for first-degree burglary and two counts of armed robbery, arguing the trial court erred in denying his directed verdict motions.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities:  State v. Zeigler, 364 S.C. 94, 103, 610 S.E.2d 859, 863 (Ct. App. 2005) ("The appellate court may reverse the trial judge's denial of a motion for a directed verdict only if there is no evidence to support the judge's ruling."); State v. Dodd, 354 S.C. 13, 17, 579 S.E.2d 331, 333 (Ct. App. 2003) ("The State may prove the corpus delicti of armed robbery by establishing that a robbery was committed and either one of two additional elements: (1) that the robber was armed with a deadly weapon or (2) that the robber alleged he was armed with a deadly weapon, either by action or words, while using a representation of a deadly weapon or any object.").

AFFIRMED.

FEW, C.J., and SHORT and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


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