FBI Minneapolis
Minnesota Media Coordinator Jeffrey K. Van Nest
(763) 569-8541
May 13, 2016

The FBI Increases Reward in Tribal Police Officer Assault Case

The FBI has increased a reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Linn Jacob Cross Dog, III. The FBI previously offered an award of $1,000. Cross Dog is wanted in connection with a May 11, 2016 assault against a tribal police officer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

Cross Dog fled on foot after he shot and injured a tribal police officer. He remains at large. Cross Dog has ties to Rapid City, South Dakota; Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; and the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Cross Dog has a criminal history of assault with a deadly weapon and drug offenses. The FBI, together with Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, United States Marshals Service, and other federal, state, and local partners, id searching for Cross Dog, who is considered armed and dangerous. Cross Dog is described as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 140 lbs
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: 22
  • Marks/tattoos: Tattoo of star on left forehead area, tattoo of “A” on left neck area

Richard T. Thornton, special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Field Office of the FBI, requests that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Cross Dog contact the FBI Pierre Resident Agency at (605) 224-1331 or South Dakota State Radio at (605) 773-3536 .