In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Randy Johnson #2,        Appellant.

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

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-627
Submitted August 20, 2003 Ė Filed October 22, 2003


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

Deputy Director for Legal Services Teresa A. Knox, Legal Counsel Tommy Evans, Jr., and Legal Counsel J. Benjamin Aplin, all of South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Randy Johnson appeals the revocation of his probationary sentence.† Initially, Johnson had been sentenced to ten years, suspended upon the service of five years probation, for aggravated assault and battery, and ten years, suspended upon the service of five years probation for shoplifting, fourth offense.† Thereafter, Johnsonís probation was revoked due to violations.† In regard to Johnsonís sentence, the judge ruled: ď[B]oth of them are revoked to run concurrent, suspended upon the service of five (5) years.Ē† 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]


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

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