A Cary man, who got probation for attempting to rob an Island Lake gas station while claiming he was armed, has been sentenced to periodic imprisonment for violating his probation.
Timothy J. Rands, 30, of the 300 block of Bryan Drive in Cary, was charged in April with one count of attempted aggravated robbery indicating armed with a firearm, a Class 2 felony.
The charge stems from an incident the Island Lake Police Department was called to at the Citgo gas station, 520 Newport Court, on April 6.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges that Rands entered the gas station and verbally told the clerk he was armed with a firearm.
Rands demanded $200 from the store safe and register, the complaint said. It is unclear if Rands actually got away from the scene with the money or not.
Officers with the Island Lake Police Department arrested Rands the same day of the robbery, court records show.
In June, Rands entered into a plea deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in the case.
In exchange, Rands was sentenced to 30 months of probation, drug addiction treatment and 100 hours of public service.
In October, Rands’ attorney, Brian K. Stevens, filed a motion to withdraw as attorney of record in the case.
Stevens said his client “fails to cooperate” and also allegedly purchased narcotics from another participant in his drug addiction treatment program.
On Thursday, McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer sanctioned Rands, sentencing him to two days in the McHenry County Jail for seven weekends in a row.