THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Antwan Chestnut,        Appellant.


Appeal From Horry County
Paul M. Burch, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-495
Submitted July 1, 2003 Ė Filed August 26, 2003†


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Solicitor J. Gregory Hembree, of Conway; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Antwan Chestnut appeals his conviction for murder.† Chestnutís appellate counsel has petitioned to be relieved as counsel, stating he has reviewed the record and has concluded Chestnutís appeal is without merit.† The issue briefed by counsel concerns whether the trial court erred in refusing to allow the evidence that a witness for the State failed a polygraph.† Chestnut has not filed any documents on his own behalf.

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 Chestnutís appeal and grant counselís petition to be relieved.1

APPEAL DISMISSED.

GOOLSBY, BEATTY, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


††††††††† 1† 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.