THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State,        Respondent,

v.

Senikka Strom,        Appellant.


Appeal From Edgefield County
William P. Keesley, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-625
Submitted August 20, 2003 Ė Filed October 21, 2003


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, 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 Donald V. Myers, of Lexington, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:† Senikka Strom was convicted of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.† She was sentenced to six years, suspended upon the service of three years, plus two years probation.† Stromís 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.† Strom 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.