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NO. COA04-680

NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS

Filed: 1 February 2005

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

v .                         New Hanover County
                            No. 03 CRS 8880
JAMES EDWARD WILLIAMS

    Appeal by defendant from judgment entered 23 January 2004 by Judge Charles H. Henry in New Hanover County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 12 January 2005.

    Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Goebel, for the State.

    James Edward Williams, pro se.

    LEVINSON, Judge.

    James Williams (defendant) appeals from judgment entered upon his conviction of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
    Defendant was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury upon Casey Pharr. He was convicted as charged and sentenced on 23 January 2004. From his conviction and judgment, defendant appeals.
    Defendant elected to represent himself both at trial and on appeal. As a result of numerous violations of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure, defendant's appeal is subject to dismissal. However, in the exercise of our discretion and pursuant to N.C.R. App. Proc. 2, we have reviewed the merits of defendant'sassignments of error. We have considered each of the defendant's contentions and find them to be without merit. We conclude that defendant received a fair trial free from prejudicial error.
    No error.
    Judges McCULLOUGH and ELMORE concur.
    Report per Rule 30(e).

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