In The Court of Appeals

In the Interest of:  Donald Charles M.,
A Minor Under the Age of
Seventeen,        Appellant

Appeal from Aiken County
Peter R. Nuessle, Family Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-514
Submitted May 30, 2003 – Filed August 27, 2003


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Donald Charles M., a Minor Under the Age of Seventeen, was found guilty of threatening to kill, injure or intimidate individuals or damage property by an explosive or incendiary device and ill treatment of an animal.  He was committed for an indeterminate period, not to exceed his twenty-first birthday.  Donald Charles M.’s appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).  Counsel additionally submitted a petition to be relieved from representation, asserting there are no directly appealable issues of arguable merit.  Donald Charles M. did not file a pro se response with the Court.

After a review of the record pursuant to Anders and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved. [1]


HEARN, C.J., CONNOR and ANDERSON, JJ., concur.

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