Man to serve 20 years in Williamsburg shooting, barricade situation

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A man who pleaded guilty to charges in a 2017 shooting and barricade situation is facing two decades in prison.

Michael Taylor was sentenced on April 16 to 73 years, but had 53 years suspended.

Taylor pleaded guilty in March 2018 to malicious assault, two counts of abduction by force/intimidation, three firearms charges and shooting into an occupied building.

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Authorities said Taylor barricaded himself inside Ebby’s body shop after he had shot one of the employees.

Taylor was taken into custody when deputies entered the business after the situation deteriorated. He later admitted to investigators that he had gone to the shop that morning with the intent to shoot an employee. 

In court on April 16, Taylor also received 99 years of probation for each charge.

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