Two individuals were charged on Wednesday in relation to a possible domestic dispute that traveled from East St. Louis and ended at the MetroLink station in Fairview Heights on Monday.
Norlando Jackson, 18, of East St. Louis was charged with felony property damage and obstructing a police officer. His bond was set at $30,000.
Tori Tigue, 18, of Belleville was charged with obstructing a police officer after she refused to get out of the car. Her bond was set at $5,000.
On Monday morning, Jackson and Tigue, who are in a relationship, pursued Jackson’s ex-girlfriend to the MetroLink station parking lot, where Jackson started breaking the windows on her car with a hammer, according to the Fairview Heights Police Department.
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The cars traveled south on Illinois 161 before returning to the Fairview Heights area, where they were pulled over by police.
Jackson’s ex-girlfriend, whose name was not released, informed police that Jackson may have had a weapon with him, so police performed a “felony stop,” in which officers took cover and drew their guns, which included rifles, Officer Time Mueller of the Fairview Heights Police Department explained.
Jackson and Tigue, fearful of the weapons, according to Mueller, refused to get out of the vehicle and were surrounded by officers for 40 minutes. Ultimately, no shots were fired, and no one was injured, according to police.