A man convicted for holding a Binghamton woman against her will has been sentenced to eight years in state prison.

MESHA TAYLOR (Photo: Broome County District Attorney's Office)

Mesha Taylor was found guilty of weapon possession, unlawful imprisonment and menacing in a January bench trial.

The 37-year-old Taylor was sentenced Tuesday morning in Broome County court.

Authorities said Taylor was arrested last May 18 by Binghamton police following a domestic dispute at a Downs Avenue residence.

During the trial, the prosecution asserted Taylor had a semi-automatic handgun during the incident and unlawfully restrained a woman.

Police said the gun had been reported stolen from Marengo County, Alabama.

In addition to the prison time, Taylor was sentenced to five years parole.

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