Breckenridge Texan

Murder suspect’s bail set at $2 million

December 16
16:30 2018

Paxton Sullivan

Paxton Sullivan of Breckenridge was arraigned by Stephens County Justice of the Peace Michael Roach Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, on a Capital Murder of Multiple Persons charge. His bond was set at $2 million.

He was still in custody at the Stephens County Jail late Sunday afternoon.

Sullivan was arrested Friday, Dec. 14, on charges of murdering his parents, Terry and Mitchel Sullivan, who were found deceased in their home in the 600 block of North Front Street on Friday afternoon by the Breckenridge Police Department.

Paxton Sullivan was apprehended by two Stephens County deputies and a Breckenridge Police Department officer at a family property north of Breckenridge, following a brief manhunt on Friday, after his parents were discovered. The Texas Rangers are assisting the BPD with the case because they have access to more resources necessary for investigating a capital murder case.

The last capital murder case in Stephens County was in July 1966 when Claude Dean “Buckshot” Edwards of Breckenridge and two other men murdered Clarence Swaim, an employee at the Reed Oil Station in Breckenridge during a robbery.  Edwards’ trial was moved to Graham on a change of venue, where he was found guilty of Murder with Malice and sentenced to death.


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