Cody A. Shambo, 34, of Woodstock, (inset) was convicted of burglary at the Mobil gas station in Woodstock and sentenced on Wednesday to prison. | Background Photo: Google Street View

A Woodstock man was sentenced to more than three years in prison after violating his probation in a case where he demanded cash from a gas station clerk during a struggle with the employee.

Cody A. Shambo, 34, of the 800 block of Pleasant Street in Woodstock, was charged in July 2020 with one count of burglary, a Class 2 felony, and one count of theft, a Class 4 felony.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit said Shambo entered the KR Convenience Store at the Mobil gas station, 2025 South Eastwood Drive in Woodstock, on June 10, 2020.

Shambo demanded that the 68-year-old clerk give him all of the cash from the register, the complaint said.

The clerk refused his demands and began pushing Shambo out from behind the counter.

Shambo refused to leave and began pushing back against the clerk as he stole three packs of cigarettes, the complaint said.

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Court records show Shambo was found guilty in September 2020 of the burglary charge along with a theft charge in a different case. He was directed to drug court.

As part of the drug court order, Shambo was sentenced to 30 months of probation and 100 hours of public service.

He was also ordered to undergo drug addiction and alcohol treatment.

In December 2021, prosecutors filed a petition for revocation of probation after saying that Shambo violated his probation terms.

Prosecutors said that the man tested positive for THC in March 2021 and failed to show up for another drug screen in December 2021.

McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt on Wednesday sentenced Shambo to three years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The sentence will be served at 50% and Shambo will receive credit for time already served in jail.

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