Mankato man apparently dodges bullet, but can’t avoid drug charges

(Mankato, MN) – A Mankato man who apparently dodged an actual bullet wasn’t able to dodge drug charges.

Twenty-three-year-old Djavlon Djalolovich Djamilov told police that he was trying to pay for school and rent by helping a friend sell cocaine to a man named Christian Alexander Mayhew-Ykema.

But the deal apparently took an unexpected turn when Mayhew-Ykema came to the residence to complete the transaction.

According to the complaint, Djamilov answered the door when Mayhew-Ykema arrived and told him that the roommate wasn’t home.  That’s when Mayhew-Ykema allegedly pulled out a handgun, pointed it at Djamilov and said: “I’ll take what he owes me out of you then.”

The complaint says that the gun was discharged into the wall of the apartment after a struggle between the two men, and Djamilov was able to eventually get the gun away from Mayhew-Ykema.

Christian Alexander Mayhew-Ykema Mugshot

Law enforcement responding to the firearm disturbance say they noticed a strong marijuana smell in the apartment and executed a search warrant.  Seized was 6.6 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, marijuana pipes, and other drug paraphernalia.

A .9mm bullet was retrieved from a wall, and three .25 auto handgun rounds were recovered.

Djamilov told police he knows he made a stupid life choice.  He’s been charged in Blue Earth County with felony 3rd degree narcotic sales and felony drug possession.

Mayhew-Ykema was charged in March for the incident with felony counts of attempted aggravated robbery, drug possession, assault with a dangerous weapon, threats of violence and reckless discharge of a dangerous weapon.

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