A woman is accused of setting fire to her car, damaging nearby homes in North County.
Alicia Pearson, 32, was charged March 14 in St. Louis County Circuit Court with knowingly burning or exploding. Court documents listed her address as the 2600 block of Knollwood Lane in Florissant.
St. Louis County Police said Pearson drove through the Castle Point neighborhood and parked her 2005 Chrysler Pacifica in a driveway of a vacant home in the 10000 block of Viscount Drive at 2:50 a.m. June 1, 2012.
Police said she then started a fire in the front seat of the vehicle, causing more than $13,000 in damage. The fire also damaged two residences on each side of the car.
According to a court document, Pearson admitted to police that she no longer wanted to make payments on the vehicle due to high repair costs.
Bail was set at $12,500 for Pearson. She was released from the St. Louis County Justice Center March 19.
For more crime information on Florissant Patch, see the following articles:
- Florissant Teen Sentenced for Setting Several Vehicle Fires Near His Home
- Halls Ferry Inn Jazz Cafe Owner Given Probation for Burning Down Restaurant