Clayton Hykel was sentenced to 30 years for Burglary of a Habitation following a plea bargain agreement in Eighth Judicial District Court Thursday. He took firearms and jewelry in the burglary of a residence south of the city of Sulphur Springs in August 2016.
He was first arrested at a residence on a county road between Como and Pickton. Hykel was hiding in the attic at his residence. Along with Hykel were the stash of stolen firearms and about one half of the jewelry taken. The firearms were quickly confirmed to be stolen out of Hopkins County. Hykel admitted to entering the residence through a window and removing the firearms and jewelry without consent of the owner. He also informed deputies and investigators that the remainder of the jewelry had been pawned in Kaufman County.