The patrolman obtained video surveillance that showed Williams puncturing tires on vehicles. Amburgey identified the suspect in the video as Williams on Monday, the complaint said.
Halstead confirmed police were looking for more suspects but wouldn't say how many.
Houck said it's been a while since such widespread vandalism has been reported in the city. More common are incidents where vandals get in parked vehicles and rifle through for change and valuables.
"I don't think it's a vendetta-type thing, I think it's people out there being stupid thinking they can get away with it," Houck said. "When it's like this — this widespread — it's just random.
"They're just walking down the street jabbing tires as they go."
Williams is being held at South Central Regional Jail on a $10,000 cash-only bond.
Additional patrol officers have been added to evening shifts, Houck said. Anyone with information may call 304-744-5951.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.