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Fort Thompson Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Involuntary Manslaughter.

Antoine Medicine Crow, Jr., age 37, was indicted on August 13, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 19, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on April 26, 2019, Medicine Crow unlawfully killed a human being by operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner.

The charge is merely an accusation and Medicine Crow is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Medicine Crow was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated August 25, 2019

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