Appeal by defendant from judgment entered 8 March 2007 by
Judge L. Todd Burke in Forsyth County Superior Court. Heard in the
Court of Appeals 30 November 2007.
Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General
Joan M. Cunningham, for the State.
Bryan Gates, for defendant-appellant.
Jonathan Lee Autery (defendant) appeals from judgment
entered after he pled guilty to assault with a deadly weapon
inflicting serious injury pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-32(B).
Defendant pled guilty on 8 March 2007 to assault with a deadly
weapon inflicting serious injury in exchange for dismissal of a
charge of robbery with a deadly weapon. The trial court sentenced
defendant within the presumptive range to a minimum term of thirty-
three months and a maximum term of forty-nine months imprisonment.
II. Anders Brief
Defendant's appellate counsel has filed a brief pursuant to
Anders v. California
, 386 U.S. 738, 18 L. Ed. 2d 493 (1967), and
State v. Kinch
, 314 N.C. 99, 331 S.E.2d 665 (1985), requesting this
Court to review the record for possible prejudicial error. Counsel
attached to the defendant's brief a copy of a letter dated 13 June
2007, which he mailed to defendant and advised defendant of his
inability to find potential issues to raise on appeal and of
defendant's right to file his own brief with the Court and
requested this Court to conduct an independent review of the
record. Appellate counsel has complied with Anders
, 386 U.S. 738,
18 L. Ed. 2d 493 and Kinch
, 314 N.C. 99, 331 S.E.2d 665. Defendant
has not filed his own written arguments and a reasonable time for
him to do so has passed.
We have carefully reviewed the judgment and record and are
unable to find possible error to warrant a meaningful appeal.
Defendant voluntarily pled guilty and his sentence is in accordance
with the law. We find no possible prejudicial error and affirm the
judgments of the trial court.
Judges GEER and STEPHENS concur.
Report per Rule 30(e).
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