The South Carolina Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Matthew Brown,        Appellant.

Appeal From Dorchester County
Luke N. Brown, Jr., Circuit Court Judge

Opinion No.  2003-UP-179
Submitted January 10, 2003 – Filed March 4, 2003


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 Walter M. Bailey, Jr., of Summerville; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Matthew Brown (Appellant) was convicted of one count of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and three counts of intimidating a witness.  Appellant was sentenced to ten years in prison for each count of intimidating a witness, and a consecutive thirty years for the CSC charge.  On appeal, counsel for Appellant has filed a final brief along with a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Appellant has filed a pro se response.      After a thorough 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 the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.          


HEARN, C.J., GOOLSBY and SHULER, JJ., concur.

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