STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
v. Johnston County
Nos. 02 CRS 54284, 6247
TERRY LEE HOLDER
Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General
Tina Lloyd Hlabse, for the State.
James N. Freeman, Jr., for defendant-appellant.
MARTIN, Chief Judge.
On 13 January 2003, defendant pled guilty to selling cocaine
and attaining the status of an habitual felon. Defendant was
sentenced from the mitigated range to a term of 80 to 105 months
imprisonment. On appeal, this Court remanded for resentencing
after finding that the record lacked proof that defendant had
stipulated to his prior record level. State v. Holder, 165 N.C.
App. 706, 601 S.E.2d 331 (unpublished, No. COA03-524, 3 Aug. 2004).
At resentencing, the State presented evidence that defendant committed the offense while on probation. Based upon this evidence, the trial court added a point to defendant's prior recordlevel point calculation. The trial court then found that defendant had nine prior record level points for a prior record level of IV, and again sentenced defendant from the mitigated range to a term of 80 to 105 months imprisonment. On appeal, this Court concluded that the trial court erred by adding a point to defendant's prior record level for committing the offense while on probation without first submitting the issue to a jury. State v. Holder, ___ N.C. App. ___, 626 S.E.2d 876 (unpublished, No. COA05-414, 7 Mar. 2006). Accordingly, the matter was again remanded for resentencing.
The trial court resentenced defendant on 22 March 2006. Defendant stipulated in writing to having eight prior record level points and to being a Level III felon. The trial court then sentenced defendant as a Level III felon from the mitigated range to the same term of 80 to 105 months imprisonment. Defendant appeals.
Counsel appointed to represent defendant has been unable to identify any issue with sufficient merit to support a meaningful argument for relief on appeal and asks that this Court conduct its own review of the record for possible prejudicial error. Counsel has also shown to the satisfaction of this Court that he has complied with the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 744, 18 L. Ed. 2d 493, 498, reh'g denied, 388 U.S. 924, 18 L. Ed. 2d 1377 (1967), and State v. Kinch, 314 N.C. 99, 102, 331 S.E.2d 665, 666-67 (1985), by advising defendant of his right to file written arguments with this Court and providing him with the documents necessary for him to do so. Defendant has not filed any written arguments on his own behalf with this Court and a reasonable time in which he could have done so has passed. In accordance with Anders, we have fully examined the record to determine whether any issues of arguable merit appear therefrom. We have been unable to find any possible prejudicial error and conclude that the appeal is wholly frivolous.
Judges McGEE and HUNTER concur.
Report per Rule 30(e).
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