In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Russell LaBoone,        Appellant.

Appeal From Pickens County
John C. Few, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-684
Submitted September 17, 2003 – Filed November 24, 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, all of Columbia, and Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Russell LaBoone was indicted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, 2nd degree, and entered a plea of guilty to the lesser offense of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.  Laboone appeals the trial court’s denial of his motion to reconsider sentencing.  Counsel for LaBoone attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel.  LaBoone did not file a separate pro se response. 

After a review of the record as required by Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we hold there are no directly appealable issues that are arguable on their merits.  Accordingly, we dismiss LaBoone’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.


HUFF, STILWELL, and BEATTY, JJ., concur.