Photo Courtesy: Greene County Sheriff's Office

Man from Springfield Sentenced for Driving his Truck into a House

A man from Springfield will spend several years in prison for allegedly driving his truck into a home in Springfield.

Investigators say 29-year-old Shelby Shaffer engaged in two separate car chases with police on February 27 of this year.

Officers ended the first chase due to dangerous driving conditions, but located him later that same night and pursued him again.

The second chase ended with Shaffer crashing into the side of a home on the corner of Hemlock and Monroe in Springfield before he fled the scene on foot.

Shaffer was eventually apprehended and arrested with the assistance of a police K-9 unit.

He pleaded guilty to charges of resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.

Prosecutors say Shaffer was sentenced to five years for each charge, but the judge ordered they be served concurrently.