Steven Regan, aged 34, of Colenso Terrace in Leeds has been charged with a burglary in Leeds and will appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Police are awaiting advice from the Crown Prosecution Service on possible further charges.
The 34-year-old was arrested on Saturday night after the JCB he was driving wreaked havoc in the village of Church Warsop.
Police arrested him when the JCB came to a stop after puncturing its tyre.
Inspector Alan Hamilton of Nottinghamshire Police said: “The incident lasted for less than 10 minutes but in which time the JCB caused damage to fields, hedges, vehicles and within the cemetery.
“Members of the local community are clearly upset by the damage and local officers are at the cemetery reassuring the public. The local councillor will be contacted and we will work with the community to ascertain the full extent of the damage and to provide whatever assistance we can to them.”