Man faces a felony charge after driving into a garage, hitting a car

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A Lebanon man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly hit a garage door with his truck, damaging vehicle inside the garage.

On July 18, Luis Zepeda Ramirez, 39, of Lebanon, was charged with a felony of first degree property damage.

At about 8:40 a.m. on May 22, a Laclede County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a residence the 25000 area of McBride Drive for a report of property damage.

According to a probable cause statement from the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office, the property owner told the deputy that his garage door and a Volkswagen stored inside the garage had been damaged sometime overnight.

The deputy noted that the garage door could not function because it was buckled inward. He also noted that there was an impression on the door of what appeared to be a receiver hitch, and there was silver paint transfer on the door.

The probable cause statement said that a Volkswagen passenger vehicle inside the garage had front end damage and appeared to have been pushed about three feet from the garage door and into a drill press at the rear of the garage. The handle of the drill press was lodged in the vehicle’s passenger side taillight, and the sheetrock wall was also damaged, according to the statement.

Several weeks later, the property owner contacted the sheriff’s department about a second incident. He said that he and installed surveillance at his residence after his garage door was damaged, and he provided deputies with a video of the second incident.

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