- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of shooting and wounding a tribal officer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation

Linn Cross Dog III faces nine felony counts stemming from two incidents, including the May 11 shooting of Officer Patrick Iyotte. Cross Dog was arrested May 13, the same day a reward in the case was increased to $10,000.

According to an FBI agent’s filing in the case that included witness interviews and statements from law enforcement officials involved in the May 11 incident:

Iyotte pulled over a van in which Cross Dog was riding as part of a routine traffic stop. As the driver was being questioned away from the vehicle, Cross Dog jumped into the driver’s seat from the second row and drove away. After a car pursuit, Cross Dog fled from the van on foot. Iyotte caught up and hit him with a baton before Cross Dog turned and shot Iyotte in the forearm, escaping into a grove of trees.

An FBI press release said Cross Dog was taken into custody without incident on May 13. He faces two felony counts from a situation the day of his arrest, according to his indictment.

Cross Dog intends to plead not guilty, said Neil Fulton, head of the federal public defender’s office for North Dakota and South Dakota. Iyotte has been discharged from the hospital and is at home resting, said Marlin Enno, chief administrator of Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.



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