A Terre Haute man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being arrested last year on a residential entry charge.
Some of the sentence was also for a battery charges on an inmate while in the Vigo County Jail.
43 year old Orin Wakefield was arrested in the 700 block of South Center after he allegedly broke into a home and ransacked the house while the family was inside. Wakefield was brought under control after being tazed by police.
Wakefield has a lengthy criminal history that dates back to when he was a juvenile in the 1980s.