SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Greene County deputies arrested a man after a lengthy standoff in north-central Springfield.

Fifteen people are being evaluated by the Greene County Fugitive Apprehension Unit assisted by the U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Task Force after officers spent three hours trying to coax them out of a home on the 700 block of West Hovey Street.

Cory Schafer, 38, was arrested shortly after 7 p.m. Monday night.

Officials said they got a call around 3:30 p.m. saying a man with a warrant out for his arrest could be at the home on Hovey Street. When police arrived they blocked off roads, evacuated nearby homes, and used a bullhorn to tell the suspect with a warrant to come outside.

The man with the warrant out for his arrest was Schafer and police say the warrant is due to him escaping from custody.

Cory Schafer

One SWAT team member said they used gas, an armored vehicle, and K9 units to get the people out of the home. he said all precautions are used because you never know what to expect in situations like this.