In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Dewayne Williams,        Appellant.

Appeal From York County
John C. Hayes, III, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-609
Submitted August 20, 2003 – Filed October 20, 2003   


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

Legal Counsel Tommy Evans, Jr.; Legal Counsel J. Benjamin Aplin, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Dewayne Williams appeals the revocation of his probationary sentence.  In December 1997, he pled guilty to third degree burglary, second offense.  The trial judge sentenced Williams to ten years imprisonment, suspended upon the service of two years and five years probation.  The judge revoked Williams’ probation in full in August 2002 due to violations.

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Williams attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded Williams’ appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.  Williams 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 counsel’s petition to be relieved.


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