THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

James Hardin,        Appellant.


Appeal From Spartanburg County
J. Derham Cole, Circuit Court Judge


Opinion No. 2003-UP-86
Submitted November 20, 2003 - Filed January 29, 2003


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda H. Haile, of Columbia, for appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for respondent.


PER CURIAM:  James Hardin was convicted of two counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, and two counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.† Hardin was sentenced to thirty years for each of the armed robbery convictions, ten years for each of the kidnapping convictions, and ten years for each of the assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature convictions, the sentences to run concurrently. Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Hardinís counsel attached a petition to be relieved.† Hardin filed a pro se response.

After review of the record 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 Hardinís appeal and grant counselís petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

CONNOR, STILWELL, and HOWARD, JJ., concur.


[1] Because oral argument would not aid the Court in resolving any issue on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.