Archive for Thursday, October 14, 2010

Police seek help in finding robbery suspect

October 14, 2010


Douglas County law enforcement agencies say a man accused of robbing a Kansas University student on campus in 2009 may be back in Lawrence.

Mykel Karlyle

Mykel Karlyle

Officers and members of Douglas County Crime Stoppers are asking for help in finding 20-year-old Mykel Dontae Karlyle of Topeka, who is wanted on an aggravated robbery warrant.

“We have reason to believe that Mr. Karlyle is currently avoiding law enforcement and is in the Lawrence community to do so,” said Detective Sgt. Troy Squire of the Lawrence Police Department.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson confirmed Karlyle is wanted in connection with an April 26, 2009, robbery the KU Public Safety Office investigated.

According to news reports, a male KU student had reported a man approached him in the parking lot outside McCollum Hall and demanded money from him at gunpoint. The suspect took cash from the victim, but no injuries were reported.

Squire said that because Karlyle is a Topeka resident, he was recently featured on Shawnee County Sheriff’s office most-wanted list for the KU robbery. Officers suspect he has moved back into the Lawrence area to avoid the attention.

“There is an allegation that a weapon was involved in this aggravated robbery,” Squire said. “We would like to get this inherently dangerous person off the streets.”

Police ask anyone with information about Karlyle to call 832-7650 or Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS. Tips can be e-mailed at

Crime Stoppers also offers cash rewards in exchange for accurate tips that lead to an arrest.


kernal 7 years, 1 month ago

Probably should just post the entire photo album of the "most wanted" of Shawnee Co. and Douglas Co. in the grocery stores. Maybe the entire K-Doc list as well. That should send some of the losers elsewhere. Ditto for convicted sex offenders since some of them persist in hanging out downtown, cruise the campus and school grounds.

Stuart Evans 7 years, 1 month ago

going to need to build additions on all grocery stores if you want to post that many pictures.

Keith 7 years, 1 month ago

"Squire said that because Karlyle Topeka resident, he was recently"

Pat, I'd like to buy a verb.

pizzapete 7 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the heads up. This guy shouldn't be to hard to spot if he's still sporting the Millie Vanilli haircut.

sandrat83 7 years, 1 month ago

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Clark Coan 7 years, 1 month ago

The LPD can cruise down Redbud Ln. regularly and probably spot him...

drywaller5100 7 years, 1 month ago

great place to hide out at in lawerence . LPD is to dumb to find him . he will have to turn his self in , or some body will have to tell them where he is at

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