LOCKPORT – Asad R. Hixon, 21, of Dudley Avenue, Niagara Falls, was sentenced Wednesday to a year in Niagara County Jail for his role in a burglary two years ago.

Hixon had pleaded guilty before County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree burglary for taking part in the Dec. 9, 2010, break-in at a home on Cayuga Drive in the Falls.

He was one of three men charged in the case. Joseph L. Burton, 22, of Ely Avenue, is awaiting sentencing in Niagara Falls City Court, and a 20-year-old Buffalo Avenue man, who was 18 at the time of the crime, was granted youthful offender status.