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KC Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery, Carjacking During Illegal Drug Sale

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for an armed robbery and carjacking that occurred during an illegal drug sale.

Mykus Butler, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Monday, April 29, to 14 years and two months in federal prison without parole.

On Aug. 30, 2023, Butler pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a robbery, aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a crime of violence, and aiding and abetting a carjacking.

Butler admitted that he contacted the victim of the robbery on March 10, 2020, and arranged to buy marijuana from him. The victim met Butler at a Kansas City, Mo., residence later the same day. However, instead of buying marijuana, Butler got into the back seat of the victim’s vehicle and pointed a firearm at him while taking the victim’s marijuana and firearm. Two armed associates of Butler joined the effort by pulling the victim, who was in the driver’s seat, and a front seat passenger out of the car. The victim was pistol whipped as he was pulled from the vehicle. After a brief confrontation, the victim ran away as one of Butler’s associates pointed and shot a firearm at him and the passenger.  After the victim and the passenger ran away, Butler and his associates got into the victim’s car and drove it from the scene.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Q. McCarther. It was investigated by the FBI, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated April 30, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime