The mystery of why a 20-year-old man from Gaston, a small town in Lexington County, might break $48,500 worth of windows in downtown Columbia appeared solved Friday – at least somewhat.
“He advised that he was frustrated,” Columbia police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said.
Timmons had no further information.
Suspect Tyler Loyd faces more frustration these days. Since his Thursday arrest, he has been in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center under a $24,250 bond. He is charged with three counts of vandalism and two counts of malicious injury to trees or property.
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Police say the vandal in the Tuesday night spree threw rocks to cause damage ranging from $500 to a Comet bus window at 2000 Harden St. to the $40,000 in damage done to windows at Colliers International, located at 1301 Gervais St.
Downtown surveillance cameras easily captured images of a white pickup allegedly used in the property crime wave. It was an older model pickup with a tool box attached to the truck bed and a dark marking on the passenger’s side.