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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mission Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter and Failure to Appear

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter and Failure to Appear was sentenced on October 18, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Emanuel Marcus Crow Dog-Luxon, age 23, was sentenced to a total of 37 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

Crow Dog-Luxon was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 21, 2020.  He pled guilty on July 15, 2021.

The conviction for Involuntary Manslaughter stemmed from an incident that occurred on August 24, 2020, in Todd County, South Dakota.  On that date, Crow Dog-Luxon had been consuming alcohol, and was driving a vehicle westbound on US Highway 18 west of Mission.  Crow Dog-Luxon was traveling at a high rate of speed when he veered across the eastbound lane of traffic into the ditch.  Crow Dog-Luxon traveled several hundred feet before re-entering the roadway, at which point the vehicle rolled. Crow Dog-Luxon’s passenger, an adult female, was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of injuries suffered in the wreck.

Following his Indictment, Crow Dog-Luxon was released on bond.  A plea agreement was subsequently filed and the case was scheduled for a change of plea hearing.  Crow Dog-Luxon did not appear for the change of plea hearing and he was charged with Failure to Appear.  

These cases were investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted these cases.

Crow Dog-Luxon was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated October 21, 2021