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2012-UP-296 - State v. Dickerson

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Legerald Dickerson, Appellant.


Appeal From York County
Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge
Alexander S. Macaulay, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-296  
Submitted April 2, 2012 – Filed May 16, 2012


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Tristan M. Shaffer, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Kevin S. Brackett, of York, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Legerald Dickerson appeals the circuit court's order adjudging him guilty of two counts of direct contempt and sentencing him to two consecutive ninety-day prison terms.  He argues the rule of lenity required the circuit court to find him guilty of only one act of contempt and that the circuit court abused its discretion in ordering that his sentences run consecutive to any future sentence.  After a thorough review of the record and counsel's brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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