USA v. Demetrius Rankin, No. 17-60798 (5th Cir. 2018)

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Case: 17-60798 Document: 00514702861 Page: 1 Date Filed: 10/30/2018 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit No. 17-60798 Conference Calendar FILED October 30, 2018 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff−Appellee, versus DEMETRIUS S. RANKIN, Defendant−Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi USDC No. 1:06-CR-41-1 Before HIGGINBOTHAM, SMITH, and HAYNES, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * The attorney appointed to represent Demetrius Rankin has moved for Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. * Case: 17-60798 Document: 00514702861 Page: 2 Date Filed: 10/30/2018 No. 17-60798 leave to withdraw and has filed a brief per Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and United States v. Flores, 632 F.3d 229 (5th Cir. 2011). Rankin has filed a response. We have reviewed counsel’s brief, relevant portions of the record, and Rankin’s response. We concur with counsel’s assessment that the appeal presents no nonfrivolous issue for appellate review. Accordingly, the motion for leave to withdraw is GRANTED, counsel is excused from further responsibilities herein, and the appeal is DISMISSED. See 5TH CIR. R. 42.2. 2