In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


John H. Locklear,        Appellant.

Appeal From Marlboro County
John M. Milling, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-112
Submitted December 23, 2003 Ė Filed February 24, 2004


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda P. Hagler, 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 Jay E. Hodge, Jr., of Darlington, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† John H. Locklear was convicted of first-degree burglary and assault and battery with intent to kill.† The circuit court sentenced him to thirty-years imprisonment for first-degree burglary and twenty-years imprisonment for assault and battery with intent to kill, the sentences to run concurrently.Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Locklearís counsel attached a petition to be relieved.† Locklear filed a pro se response.

After review of the record 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 dismiss Locklearís appeal and grant counselís petition to be relieved.


GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concurring.

[1] Because oral argument would not aid the Court in resolving any issue on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.