An Alton man is being accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage to a Family Dollar store in Mission.
Police say Mauricio Perez, Junior, crashed his vehicle into the store on East Business 83 last Thursday, then sped away from the business and refused to stop for officers. Investigators say the crash was part of an attempt by Perez to harass his ex-girlfriend, who accused Perez of slashing her tires and crashing into her vehicle the night before.
Damage to the store was estimated at around ten-thousand-dollars. Perez is facing charges of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, evading arrest and criminal mischief.