49-year-old Joseph Morson was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday, for beating and holding a woman against her will in March.
Rockford Police were called to 550 South Mulford Road to meet with a woman with cuts and bruises on her face, who said she had been beaten and held against her will by Morson.
The investigation showed that Morson had hit her several times and refused to let her leave the apartment, and continued to attack and strangle her for four days.
Eventually, the victim was able to escape the apartment and call police.
Morson was found guilty of Aggravated Domestic Battery and Unlawful Restraint in September.