In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Anthony Owens,        Appellant.

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

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-214
Heard January 14, 2003 - Filed March 19, 2003


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, 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; Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Anthony Owens was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole after being found guilty of three counts of kidnapping, one count of assault and battery with intent to kill, and three counts of assault with intent to kill.† Owens appeals, arguing the trial court erred in admitting evidence of his contemporaneous bad acts because he was not charged with those crimes. After a thorough review of the record and counselís brief 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 [1] Owenís appeal and grant counselís motion to be relieved.


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

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