THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
The State, Respondent,
David Watley, Appellant.
Appeal From Lexington County
Marc H. Westbrook, Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-015
Submitted October 22, 2002 – Filed January 7, 2003
Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda H. Haile, of Columbia, for Appellant
Deputy Director for Legal Services Teresa A. Knox, Legal Counsel Tommy Evans, Legal Counsel J. Benjamin Aplin, of Columbia, for Respondent
PER CURIAM: David Watley appeals from an order of the trial court revoking his probation. Watley initially pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and one count of unlawful neglect of a child. The trial court sentenced Watley to concurrent sentences of ten years imprisonment on each charge, suspended upon the service of five years probation. Watley subsequently violated his probation. The trial court revoked three years of Watley’s suspended sentence and terminated probation.
Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Watley attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded Watley’s appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial. Watley did not file a separate pro se response brief.
After a review of the record pursuant to Anders and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.
CONNOR, STILWELL, and HOWARD, JJ., concur.