In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Raymond Christopher Shackelford,        Appellant.

Appeal From York County
Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-017
Submitted November 19, 2003 – Filed January 15, 2004


Assistant Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry D. McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia, and Solicitor Thomas E. Pope, of York, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Raymond C. Shackelford was indicted for infliction of great bodily injury on a child and unlawful child neglect.  He pled guilty as charged.  The trial court sentenced him to twenty years and ten years, respectively, with the sentences concurrent and credit give for time served.  Shackelford’s counsel attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel stating she had reviewed the record and concluded the appeal lacked merit.  Shackelford filed a pro se response.

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 Shackelford’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.


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