IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 11, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
CHADERICK ANTHONY INGRAM, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER FOR COMPETENCY EXAM PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. §4241(a)
After hearing from defense counsel at status hearing on May 6, 2010, reviewing a letter from the defendant to the Court, and the Court's own observations of the defendant in Court, there is reasonable cause to believe that the defendant may be suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering him mentally incompetent to the extent that he is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him or to assist properly in his defense.
Therefore, the defendant is hereby committed to the custody of the Attorney General of the United States to hospitalize the defendant for treatment in a suitable facility pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 4241(b) for an examination to determine his competency to proceed.
In accordance with 18 U.S.C. § 4247(b), Mr. Ingram is committed for a reasonable period, not to exceed thirty days, unless the director of the facility applies for a reasonable extension not to exceed fifteen days upon a showing of good cause that additional time is necessary to observe and evaluate the defendant.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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