In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Henry Bowman Owens,        Appellant.

Appeal From Orangeburg County
James R. Barber, III, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No.  2003-UP-207
Submitted January 29, 2003 - Filed March 19, 2003 


Assistant Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, of Columbia; for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, of Columbia; Solicitor Walter M. Bailey, Jr., of Summerville; for Respondents.

PER CURIAM: Henry Bowman Owens appeals his convictions for two counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent.  Owens’s appellate counsel has petitioned to be relieved as counsel, stating she has reviewed the record and has concluded Owens’s appeal is without merit.  The issue briefed by counsel concerns whether the trial court erred in informing Owens that he could appeal his guilty plea.  Owens has not filed any documents with this court on his own behalf.

After a review of the record as required by Anders v. California [1] and State v. Williams, [2] we hold there are no directly appealable issues that are arguable on their merits.  Accordingly, we dismiss Owens’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved. [3]


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

[1]   386 U.S. 738 (1967).

[2]   305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991).

[3]   Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rules 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.