37-year-old Micah Beals has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the second degree after being identified from video footage of him vandalizing a statue of George Floyd. The video shows Beals throwing silver paint on the bronze bust, which is one of three memorial statues by artist Chris Carnabucci commemorating Floyd, Breonna Taylor and civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis.

Floyd was the first African-American Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, as well as a college president, activist and author. Lewis was a key figure in organizing the Civil Rights Movement, known for his nonviolent resistance tactics during protests such as "Bloody Sunday." In 1963 he organized the March on Washington. Taylor was a singer who recorded two songs, "Master of None" and "The Other Man's Grass is Always Greener" for Chess Records in 1960.

The statues, which were erected in April of this year, have been the target of vandalism before. In May, somebody spray-painted "Black Lives Matter" on one of them. Carnabucci says he doesn't know what the motive is behind the vandalism, but that it's "upsetting."

"It's just very frustrating," Carnabucci told CNN affiliate WSB . "These guys were trailblazers and to be treated like this is just not right."

The Atlanta Police Department released a statement saying they are working with the community to find those responsible. An investigation into Beals' motive has yet to be concluded, but it seems that he had an issue with the statue's subject matter.

"It makes me feel like they don't care about us," Beals said in an interview with WSB . "They're just putting black people out there."Beals has been identified as an actor with roles in films such as BlacKkKlansman, The Equalizer 2, Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned and Blood Runs Cold. Beals was arrested at his home Thursday morning and is due in court.