Not even 24 hours after a monument of the “Ten Commandments” was installed in front of the Arkansas Capitol it has been destroyed.
According to authorities, 32-year-old Michael Tate Reed of Van Buren, Arkansas was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly driving his vehicle through the monument and apparently it is not the first time he has targeted the ‘Ten Commandments.’
As explained by authorities, in 2014 Reed drove his vehicle through a Ten Commandments monument at Oklahoma’s Capitol, however, he was admitted into a mental health facility for treatment and no formal charges were ever filed.
Additionally, authorities state that Reed streamed the incident online via ‘Facebook Live.‘
Via Fox News
The organization that raised money for Arkansas’ Ten Commandments monument says the group has already ordered a replacement.
Travis Story is the general counsel of the American History and Heritage Foundation. He says it will likely take a couple months before a new monument is installed at Arkansas’ Capitol after the previous monument was destroyed early Wednesday.
A sheriff’s department spokesman in Oklahoma says a man arrested in the destruction of Arkansas’ Ten Commandments monument is the same man who crashed his vehicle into Oklahoma’s monument in 2014.
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Opgrande tells The Associated Press that Michael Tate Reed of Van Buren, Arkansas, was arrested in October 2014 in the destruction of Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has called the destruction of the monument “very troubling.”
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