Rodney James Ricketts, 36, of Pasadena, was convicted Tuesday of theft, and then sentenced him to 49 years in prison.
Authorities called him a professional safe-cracker and serial burglar. During the trial, jurors learned how he broke into dozens of businesses, many of them Subway restaurants, in North Texas, the Houston area and North Carolina.
And he already has a prison record.
Domingo Ramirez Jr. covered this case since Ricketts' 2011 arrest in Bedford. Domingo also wrote about the trial. Here's his report.
-- Bill Miller