THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
The State, Respondent,
Anthony A. Heyward # 1, Appellant.
Appeal From Charleston County
Thomas L. Hughston, Jr., Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-378
Submitted March 26, 2003 – Filed June 3, 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 Ralph E. Hoisington, of N. Charleston; for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Appellant Anthony A. Heyward was indicted for kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct (CSC) in the first degree, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, and arson. A jury convicted him of all charges, except arson. The trial court sentenced Heyward to thirty years each for CSC and kidnapping and five years for grand larceny, with the sentences concurrent. Heyward’s counsel attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel stating she had reviewed the record and concluded the appeal lacked merit. Heyward filed a pro se response.
After a review of the record as required by Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we hold there are no directly appealable issues that are arguable on their merits. Accordingly, we dismiss Heyward’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.
CURETON, CONNOR and HUFF, JJ. concur.