In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Jason Grandison        Appellant.

Appeal From Marlboro County
Edward B. Cottingham, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-116
Submitted November 19, 2003 Ė Filed February 24, 2004


Assistant Appellant Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, 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 Jay E. Hodge, Jr., of Darlington, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Jason Grandison was indicted for and convicted of the armed robbery of Judyís ABC Store in Marlboro County.† He was tried with co-defendant Quincy Lowery. Grandisonís appellate counsel submitted a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she has reviewed the record and has concluded Grandisonís appeal is without merit.† Grandison 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 Grandisonís 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.