In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Sammy Wilder,        Appellant.

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

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-653
Submitted August 20, 2003 – Filed November 13, 2003   


Chief Attorney Daniel T. Stacey, of Columbia, for Appellant

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

PER CURIAM:  Sammy Wilder, an inmate at Turbeville Correctional Institution (TCI), was convicted of assault upon a correctional facility employee and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN).  The trial judge sentenced him to five years imprisonment on the charge of assault of a correctional facility employee.   The judge sentenced Wilder to ten years imprisonment on the ABHAN charge.  Both sentences were to be served consecutively to Wilder’s underlying manslaughter sentence but concurrently with one another.  Because Wilder had “maxed out” his sentence for manslaughter while awaiting his trial on ABHAN and assault upon a correctional facility employee, the judge gave him credit for time served since his max out date.   Wilder appeals. 

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