Video surveillance footage showed the suspect leave and return in a vehicle multiple times.
At one point, the suspect attempted to reignite the bottle and throw it further, according to court records. He then set multiple fires near the exit and dumpster.
After issuing a press release asking for the public’s help, multiple people contacted investigators identifying the suspect as Herbst, according to court documents. Investigators also learned a vehicle registered to Herbst matched the suspect vehicle’s description.
When detectives found Herbst, he refused to answer any questions, the affidavit read. Investigators seized a vehicle that was similar to the suspect vehicle but was freshly painted.
During a search of the vehicle, investigators found three wheel covers in the trunk that matched the ones shown on the surveillance video, according to court documents.
Cellphone records from AT&T Mobility reportedly placed Herbst’s phone in the area of the gym during the time of the fires. GPS activity from the phone records also matched the suspect’s movements captured on surveillance video, according to court records.