Senior communication studies major Tanner Graeber was arrested by a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to a DPS report. He has bonded out of jail.
Authorities said Graeber climbed the Texas Capitol via scaffolding, broke a window on the second floor, climbed to the third floor and damaged a historical portrait of former Texas Gov. Fletcher Stockdale.
A spokesman for The Texas State Preservation Board said the portrait has an estimated $10,000 in damages.
KXAN-TV aired a video of the break-in. The video shows a man climbing the Capitol as a security guard approaches the scene.
According to the DPS, Graeber was climbing on the south side of the building where renovations are taking place. He was approached by a security guard as well as a DPS Trooper and arrested on the scene.
Both charges are state jail felonies.