In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Katrice Roshelle Ferguson        Appellant.

Appeal From Greenville County
C. Victor Pyle, Jr., Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-726
Submitted October 15, 2003 Ė Filed December 16, 2003


Chief Attorney Daniel T. Stacey, Office of Appellate Defense, 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 Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Katrice Ferguson was indicted of and subsequently convicted of armed robbery, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, conspiracy, grand larceny, and kidnapping.† Ferguson was tried by jury and found guilty.

Fergusonís appellate counsel submitted a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating he has reviewed the record and has concluded Fergusonís appeal is without merit.† Ferguson did not file a pro se brief with the court.

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 Fergusonís appeal and grant counselís motion to be relieved. [1]


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

[1] † Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rules 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.