Nos. 06-3464 to 06-3466.

487 F.3d 1101 (2007)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Tommie Perris CRAWFORD, also known as "Baby Crip," Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: June 6, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Dean S. Gran, argued, Minneapolis, MN, for appellant.

Joseph T. Dixon, III, Asst. U.S. Atty., argued, Minneapolis, MN (Andrew R. Winter, Asst. U.S. Atty., Minneapolis, MN, on the brief), for appellee.

Before MELLOY, BOWMAN, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges.

MELLOY, Circuit Judge.

After his conviction on gun and drug offenses, Tommie Perris Crawford received permission from the district court1 to proceed pro se at sentencing. On appeal, Crawford argues the district court erred in allowing him to represent himself without first obtaining a competency evaluation. Crawford also contends he did not knowingly and intelligently waive his right to counsel and therefore his Sixth Amendment right to...

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