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2011-UP-352 - State v. Dennis

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Adarius Quante Dennis, Appellant.


Appeal From Oconee County
Alexander S. Macaulay, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2011-UP-352
Submitted June 1, 2011 – Filed June 29, 2011   


AFFIRMED


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

Attorney General Alan M. Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General Christina J. Catoe, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Christina T. Adams, of Anderson, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Adarius Quante Dennis appeals his sentence for armed robbery, arguing the circuit court abused its discretion when it penalized him for exercising his right to a trial.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authority: State v. Johnson, 333 S.C. 459, 462, 510 S.E.2d 423, 425 (1999) (holding that, except in exceptional circumstances, "a challenge to sentencing must be raised at trial, or the issue will not be preserved for appellate review").

AFFIRMED.

FEW, C.J., HUFF, J., and GOOLSBY, A.J., concur.


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