THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State,        Respondent,

v.

Randy Johnson #1,        Appellant.


Appeal From Florence County
B. Hicks Harwell, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-621
Submitted August 20, 2003 Ė Filed October 21, 2003


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, 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 Edgar L. Clements, III, of Florence, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:† Randy Johnson pled guilty to receiving stolen goods, more than $1,000, but less than $5,000.† He was sentenced to five years.† Johnsonís 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.† Johnson 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 counselís petition to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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