THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.† IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


Freddie Bradley, Petitioner

v.

State of South Carolina, Respondent


Appeal From Williamsburg County
†Paula H. Thomas, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-273
Submitted April 1, 2008 Ė Filed May 19, 2008†††


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, for Petitioner.

Attorney General Henry McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General Ashley McMahan, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Petitioner seeks a writ of certiorari from the denial of his application for post-conviction relief (PCR).

Because the State did not challenge the PCRís judgeís finding the Petitioner did not knowingly and intelligently waive his right to a direct appeal, we grant certiorari and proceed with a review of the direct appeal issue pursuant to Davis v. State, 288 S.C. 290, 342 S.E.2d 60 (1986).

After a thorough review of the record, counselís brief, and Petitionerís pro se brief 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[1] Petitionerís appeal and grant counselís motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HUFF, KITTREDGE, and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.