In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Jason Kelly,        Appellant.

Appeal From Williamsburg County
Howard P. King, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-613  
Submitted August 20, 2003 – Filed October 21, 2003


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia;  and Solicitor Cecil Kelley Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Jason Kelly appeals from his guilty plea to armed robbery, arguing the trial judge violated the mandate of Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1965), by accepting his guilty plea.  Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Kelly’s counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating after his review of the record he found the appeal without merit.  Kelly did not file a separate pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record and counsel’s brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss [1] Kelly’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.


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

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