A Gladewater man was sentenced to 55 years in prison for raping a woman at knifepoint in 2015.

Shanon Carroll Wiess, 48, of Gladewater, pleaded guilty Friday to sexual assault.

Wiess pulled a knife and assaulted the victim several times while he had her in his car, a news release from the District Attorney’s Office said.

The woman was released in Warren City.

Weiss must serve half his sentence before he is eligible for parole.