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Man from Springfield Sentenced to Probation, Community Service for Assaulting Police Officer

A man from Springfield who was originally sentenced to prison will now serve probation for assaulting a police officer and tampering with a vehicle.

Officials say Kyle Grozinger was approached by Springfield Police in April of 2019. He sped off when officers went to check on him.

One of the officers was holding onto the vehicle he was driving, and was injured after being dragged by the car.

Another SPD officer opened fire on Grozinger, hitting him twice. Both individuals recovered.

Grozinger pleaded guilty to the charges, and was ordered to serve five years of supervised probation, pay restitution to the injured officer, and complete 500 hours of community service.

He was initially sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.