Topeka men guilty on federal carjacking charges

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Two Topeka men pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal carjacking charge.

Chauncey Lyles, 20, and Mathdaniel Squirrel, 23, were each convicted on a single count, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Prosecutors say they admitted threatening the driver of a Cadillac SUV back in January 30 and stealing the vehicle.

13 NEWS reported that night that police said they carjacked a second person about a half-hour later and sped from police.

Officers found the second car a few minutes later, crashed and abandoned, in the Oakland neighborhood. Lyles and Squirrel were found in the area as well and arrested.

They will be sentenced November 26. Both sides have agreed to recommend a sentence between five and seven years in federal prison.