Section 16-153 Property damage in the first degree.


    (a) A person commits the crime of property damage in the first degree if:

    (1)    He knowingly damages property of another to an extent exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00); or

    (2)    He damages property to an extent exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) for the purpose of defrauding an insurer.

    (b) Property damage in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.780)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 569.110.