A man who was seen on camera breaking a statue in downtown Shreveport was arrested this morning as he was trying to leave the area.

Tromell D. Cornelious, 27, of Shreveport, was arrested this morning for trespassing that resulted in damage to the monument at the Caddo Courthouse.

In a statement from the CPSO, Sheriff Steve Prator said that the suspect almost got away.

Cornelious was arrested at the Greyhound bus station as he was preparing to leave town. He was named as a possible suspect in the case after video and photos of him climbing on the monument were made public yesterday. Shreveport Police located him at the bus station this morning around 6:15 a.m.

After interviewing Cornelious, deputies determined that he was the person in the video, and he was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for trespassing. Bond was set at $500.

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