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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Topeka Men Plead Guilty To Federal Carjacking Charge

TOPEKA, KAN. – Two Topeka men pleaded guilty today to a federal carjacking charge, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Chauncey Elliott Lyles, 20, Topeka, Kan., and Mathdaniel Squirrel, 23, Topeka, Kan., both pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking.

In their pleas, they admitted that on Jan. 30, 2019, in Topeka, they threatened the driver of a 2007 Cadillac SUV and stole the vehicle.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 26. The parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of not less than 60 months and not more than 87 months.

McAllister commended the Topeka Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Skip Jacobs for their work on the case.

Violent Crime
Updated September 17, 2019