In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


John Lewis Wilson,        Appellant.

Appeal From York County
Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-575
Submitted July 15, 2003 Ė Filed October 1, 2003†††


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda H. Haile, of Columbia, for Appellant

Attorney Henry Dargan McMaster; Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh; Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, of Columbia, Thomas E. Pope, of York, for Respondent(s).

PER CURIAM:† John Lewis Wilson appeals his nolo contendere plea to two counts of second degree burglary and two counts of grand larceny.† The trial judge sentenced Wilson to fifteen years, suspended upon the service of twelve years with three years probation, and payment of restitution on each of the second degree burglary charges.† Wilson was sentenced to ten years, suspended on the service of five years with five years probation on the grand larceny charges.† All the sentences were to run concurrently.

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Wilson attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded Wilsonís appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.† Wilson did not file a separate pro se response.

After a thorough 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 counselís petition to be relieved.


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