A Pierceton man is facing charges after trying to go back into his burning residence.
30-year-old Shane Skeens was booked Sunday on charges of obstructing a firefighter performing duties, battery, and resisting law enforcement.
Skeens reportedly became upset with a Pierceton Police officer who would not allow him to go back into a home burning in the area of Third and Tower Streets.
He is accused of biting the officer’s hand and spitting on him.
Meanwhile, the home and its contents sustained over $160,000 in damage.