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Local man sentenced for whipping, assaulting child

  • Terrill A. Travis

    Terrill A. Travis

Carbondale Times
updated: 11/22/2019 5:13 PM

A Carbondale man who whipped a child with a charging cord and then stepped on the child's head has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

State's Attorney Mike Carr says Terrill A. Travis, 35, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections Nov. 15 after pleading guilty to aggravated battery to a child and admitting to violating conditions of probation in Jackson County court.

The charge arose from an incident that occurred July 24. At the time of the incident, Travis was sharing a home with the child's mother and the child.

In addition, Travis admitted to petitions to revoke in two separate felony cases that were filed due to his failure to abide by the terms of the court's original sentencing orders and for committing new offenses.

He was sentenced to serve three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a felony retail theft case that occurred at the Murphysboro Walmart in 2018, and four and a half years on a felony forgery case that occurred at the ZX gas station in Carbondale in 2017.

Each of the prison sentences will be followed by one year of mandatory supervised release.

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