An Alaska man has been arrested in connection to the vandalism of two statues in downtown Sioux Falls.
Authorities in Fairbanks, Alaska arrested 35-year-old Brady Jackson after police issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday.
Minnehaha County State's Attorney Crystal Johnson announced the arrest Wednesday morning. The arrest is in connection to a series of vandalisms in downtown Sioux Falls on May 5.
According to court documents, police received a tip identifying the suspect as a man named "Brady," who was visiting from Fairbanks to pick up a new dog.
Detectives say surveillance video showed Jackson at a downtown Sioux Falls bar the night of May 4. He left the bar just after midnight, then began an alleged rampage of vandalism through downtown.
Between 12:40 and 1 a.m., investigators say Jackson destroyed one SculptureWalk statue, damaged another, broke nine windows at U.S. Bank, damaged two windows at the Carroll Institute, and vandalized a parked car.
Court documents say Jackson flew out of Sioux Falls Regional Airport later that morning. Detectives looked at surveillance video from the airport and attached hotel, where they found a man wearing the same clothing as the suspect who had a dog with him.
Police were eventually able to contact Jackson. He admitted to walking from a downtown bar to the airport hotel that night, but denied taking part in any vandalism.
Court documents say destroyed statue was worth $16,000, while the damage to the windows at U.S. Bank was estimated at $117,000. In total, Jackson allegedly caused $137,127 in damage.
Jackson was arrested for a charge of intentional damage to property valued between $100,000 and $500,000. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He is currently awaiting extradition to South Dakota.