THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Dwight Cureton,        Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
John W. Kittredge, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-690
Submitted September 17, 2003 Ė Filed December 2, 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, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, of Columbia, Robert M. Ariail, 13th Circuit Solicitor's Office, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Appellant Dwight Cureton pled guilty to burglary first degree and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN).† The trial court sentenced him to eighteen years for burglary and ten years for ABHAN with the sentences concurrent and credit for time served.† Curetonís counsel attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel stating he had reviewed the record and concluded the appeal lacked merit.†

We dismiss pursuant to 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 Curetonís appeal and grant counselís petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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