THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Christopher Hallman,        Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
L. Henry McKellar, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-410
Submitted April 18, 2003 - Filed June 18, 2003


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, 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; Warren Blair Giese, of Columbia; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Appellant Christopher Hallman was indicted for three counts of armed robbery, three counts of kidnapping, and one count of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN).† He pled guilty to all of the charges.† The trial court sentenced him to ten years for ABHAN and thirty years on each of the remaining charges, with the sentences concurrent and credit for time served.† Counsel for Hallman attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel.† Hallman 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 Hallmanís appeal and grant counselís petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

CURETON, ANDERSON, and HUFF, JJ., concur.