WASHINGTON, Mo. — A man accused of cutting down at least 150 trees along the Missouri River in Washington faces charges Monday morning.
Police said Perry Pecaut cut the trees, which were along a nature trail on public, protected wetlands.
He is now charged with two felony counts of first-degree property damage and two misdemeanor trespassing charges.
Washington is a city of about 14,000 in Franklin County, according to the last census. It’s nestled on the south bank of the river and located about an hour west of St. Louis.