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Suspect Identified, Charges Filed in Thursday’s Standoff with Springfield PD

The identity of a man and charges against him have been released in yesterday’s pursuit and standoff in west Springfield.

Prosecutors have charged 43-year-old Shane Pennington with driving while intoxicated, assault, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.

Officers were called to the area of Bennett and Kansas for a well-being check, after witnesses say Pennington made domestic threats.

When police arrived, Pennington escaped in a car and led police on a chase that ended near West Bypass and Chestnut Expressway.

A standoff followed that last three hours, before officers were able to make the arrest without incident.