Two sentenced in Topeka carjacking

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Two Topeka men indicted on federal charges for a pair of carjacking’s last January have been sentenced.

Chauncey Lyles, 20, was sentenced to 7.5 years in federal prison and his accomplice Mathdaniel Squirrel, 23, was sentenced to 6 years.

The pair were indicted on counts of conspiracy and carjacking but pleaded guilty to just one count of carjacking.

The two men admitted they threatened a driver and stole the car.

Officers spotted the second vehicle in the Oakland neighborhood.

The suspects took off, crashing into a tree in the 400 block of northeast Freeman, and then ran away.

Officers found them a short time later.