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Toppenish Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Washington

Spokane – Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Shane Marcus Lloyd, age 30, of Toppenish, Washington, and an enrolled member of the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakama Nation was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on November 15, 2018, to Crime on Indian Reservation – Involuntary Manslaughter. Senior United States District Judge Lonny R. Suko sentenced Lloyd to a 30-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 3-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. A restitution hearing is currently scheduled for June 27, 2019.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, in March 2014, Lloyd was charged with driving under the influence. In November 2014, Lloyd pled guilty to first degree negligent driving and was placed on probation. Subsequently, a warrant was issued due to his alleged noncompliance with conditions of probation. On October 1, 2017, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Lloyd operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Lloyd ran a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle, which resulted in injuries to one victim and the death of the other victim. Law enforcement officers responded to the scene and smelled a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Lloyd’s person. Lloyd acknowledged that the accident was his fault.

Joseph H. Harrington said, “Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense that can and does result in grave consequences to victims. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington commends the law enforcement officers with the Yakama Nation Police Department, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation who investigated this case. Their symbiotic professional partnership resulted in the successful outcome of this matter.”

This case was investigated by the Yakama Nation Police Department, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Tom Hanlon, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Updated April 26, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 1:18-CR-2028-LRS