THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
The State, Respondent,
Anthony M. Lounds, Appellant.
Appeal From Greenville County
C. Victor Pyle, Jr., Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-408
Submitted April 18, 2003 - Filed June 18, 2003
Chief Attorney Daniel T. Stacey, 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; Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville; for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Appellant Anthony M. Lounds was indicted for armed robbery and kidnapping. The jury found him not guilty of armed robbery but guilty of kidnapping. As Lounds had a prior conviction for a most serious offense, the trial court sentenced him to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole as provided by S.C. Code Ann. § 17-25-45 (2003). Counsel for Lounds attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel. Lounds 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 Lounds’ appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.
CURETON, ANDERSON, and HUFF, JJ., concur.