Matthew W. Travis, 26, of Woodstock.

A Woodstock man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for attempting to rob a woman while punching her in McHenry County, court records show.

Matthew W. Travis, 26, of Woodstock, was charged in January 2019 with attempted robbery, a Class 3 felony, and battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

A grand jury later indicted Travis on an additional count of battery.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Travis attempted to rob a woman around 3 a.m. on January 12, 2019.

Travis used a closed fist to punch the victim on the side of her face repeatedly, the complaint said.

He also attempted to strangle the woman with both of his arms, the complaint said.

While attacking the woman, Travis demanded the victim’s money and her cell phone, the complaint added.

The victim identified Travis as the suspect in a photo lineup, court documents show.

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The case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Travis was arrested five days after the incident.

Travis has several criminal convictions in McHenry County, court records show.

He entered into a blind plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office in November.

Travis pleaded guilty to one count of attempted robbery, a Class 3 felony, and prosecutors dismissed his battery charges.

McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced Travis late last month to two years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The sentence will be served at 50% and Travis will receive 408 days of credit for time already served in jail.