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2012-UP-301 - State v. Mays

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Kelvin Mays, Appellant.


Appeal From Hampton County
Carmen T. Mullen, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-301  
Submitted April 2, 2012 – Filed May 16, 2012


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender M. Celia Robinson, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., all of Columbia; and Solicitor Isaac McDuffie Stone, III, of Beaufort, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Kelvin Mays appeals his conviction of second-degree burglary.  Mays argues the trial court erred in denying his motion for a mistrial because his character was wrongly attacked, which most likely impacted the verdict.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: State v. Haselden, 353 S.C. 190, 196, 577 S.E.2d 445, 448 (2003) (holding an issue was not preserved when appellant raised relevancy at trial but argued a different ground on appeal, namely that the testimony represented improper character evidence); State v. Washington, 315 S.C. 108, 110, 432 S.E.2d 448, 449 (1992) (holding an appellant may not be heard on appeal to complain of the admission of evidence elicited by his own counsel).

AFFIRMED.

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


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