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Topeka Man Sentenced For Carjacking

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

TOPEKA KAN. – A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for carjacking, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Marcus Anthony Montoya, 23, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking. In his plea, he admitted that on Jan. 12, 2015, he and a co-defendant physically assaulted a Topeka man and stole the keys to the victim’s 1999 Ford Mustang. The assault occurred in the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue in Topeka. The victim didn’t get his car back until March 29, 2015. The car had suffered extensive damage.

Co-defendant Michael Minh Koy, 25, Topeka, Kan., is set for sentencing March 14.

Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarred Maag for their work on the case.

Updated December 14, 2015

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