Local police in Chalais in the Charente region have been chasing the perpetrator since 2017, reported local French paper Sud Ouest.
The man has been charged with criminal mischief over the slashed tyres, and also with setting fifty hay bales on fire in a field on the night of August 4th.
No one was hurt in the blaze, which took place away from any residential area. However, the damage to farmland was substantial.
He has reportedly admitted to the crimes and is currently being held in custody at Angoulême prison.