Columbia Police arrested a Gaston man after windows in several businesses and vehicles were smashed in downtown Columbia earlier in the week.
Tyler Loyd, accused of throwing rocks that caused an estimated $48,500 in damage Tuesday night, was charged with multiple counts of vandalism, CPD posted on the department Twitter account Thursday night.
The damage ranged from the $500 in damage to a Comet bus window at 2000 Harden Street to the $40,000 in damage done to windows at Colliers International located at 1301 Gervais Street, the police said in a news release on Wednesday.
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“Victims reported hearing a loud crashing sound and then window glass breaking,” the police said.
Investigators looking for a white older-model pickup truck with a tool box attached to the truck bed, and a dark marking on the passenger’s side released video of the suspect truck Wednesday night.
The following property addresses were hit within minutes of each other between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday August 22:
- 822 Gervais Street (Hampton Inn) - window damage: $3,000
- 2000 Harden Street - Comet bus window damage: $500
- 1301 Gervais Street (Colliers International)– window damage: $40,000
- 300 Blossom Street – vehicle windshield: $500
- 1200 Main Street - (ABC Columbia) window panel: $2,000
- 1201 Main Street – (Capitol Center) glass door: $2,500
Loyd was being held at the Alvin S Glenn Detention Center late Thursday.