THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
The State, Respondent,
David James, Appellant.
Appeal From Richland County
Henry F. Floyd, Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-763
Submitted October 15, 2003 – Filed December 31, 2003
Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of Columbia, for Appellant.
Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson; and Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, all of Columbia, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: David James appeals his convictions and sentences for criminal sexual conduct, taking a hostage, and knowingly exposing another to HIV. Counsel for James attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel. James 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 the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.
HUFF, STILWELL, and BEATTY, JJ., concur.