22-year old Arthur Desean Howard was given the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to a robbery, September 1st of 2012 at the Sonic Drive-In on South Day Street.
According to police, two Sonic employees were locking up a 1:30 a.m., when Howard approached them with a knife and demanded money.
Police say Howard forced the two back into the restaurant and made them open the safe, making off with nearly $500.
District Judge Carson Campbell sentenced Howard to the maximum, 20 years in prison on each of the two counts. The sentences will run concurrently.
Also in 21st District Court this week:
32-year old Terry Glen Webb of Galveston was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.
31-year old Kurt Levier Shepard of Dime Box pleaded guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Shepard was placed on four year probation and fined $1500. He was also ordered to perform 160 hours of community service.
30-year old Jacqlyn Estrella of Spring was placed on four years probation and fined $1000 for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Estrella must also perform 160 hours of community service and submit to drug testing.
And, 24-year old William Herrera of Brenham placed on three years probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance. Herrera was also fined $1000, ordered to perform 120 hours of community service, submit to drug testing and undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and treatment.