A Clinton man has been ordered to serve up to 20 years in prison in connection with a two-week string of Clinton burglaries last fall and an unrelated September assault in Camanche.
Adrian Huycke, 18, was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive 10-year sentences, one for committing willful injury causing serious injury and the other for second-degree burglary.
Huycke pleaded guilty to those two charges in January as well as four Class C felony counts of second-degree burglary, three Class D felony counts of third-degree burglary and one Class D felony count of second-degree theft — the sentences of which will be served concurrently with the first two sentences.
In exchange for Huycke’s guilty plea to the charges, Assistant Clinton County Attorney Ross Barlow agreed to dismiss six misdemeanor charges stemming from the burglaries.
Huycke was arrested in October after Clinton police connected him to a string of at least nine residential burglaries, most of which were committed within a six-block radius of a Clinton neighborhood. The incidents were reported between Sept. 27 and Oct. 10 on Collis Drive, Fifth Avenue North, North 10th Street and Second Avenue South.
At least four of the break-ins targeted the same two houses, and Huycke admitted at his plea agreement that he choked one of the victims into unconsciousness after she awoke to find him standing over her bed and attempted to confront him as he fled. Huycke also admitted he used a landscaping brick to strike a man on the head Sept. 13 outside a Camanche house party on Cedar Heights Court.
The victim suffered a skull fracture and was airlifted to Iowa City.
Huycke also must pay restitution to all his victims, according to the plea agreement.