One day after a Ten Commandments monument was erected on the grounds of the Arkansas Capitol it was destroyed.
Michael Tate Reed, was arrested after police allege he drove his car into the monument and recorded himself doing it, according to Arkansas Online.
We’re told someone drove through the grounds and hit the monument around 5:15am. Police arrested him and there is an active investigation. pic.twitter.com/wFShtpiDIK
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He was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, defacing objects of public interest and criminal trespass, Arkansas Online reported.
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A Facebook Live video shared on Reed’s page on Wednesday sowed the act.
“As far as what happens to the monument, it’s unclear at this time,” Secretary of State’s Office spokesman Chris Powell said. “The first thing will be to clean up the debris.”
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Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol
ACLU will Fight pic.twitter.com/976ZCbS107
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The Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union was planning a lawsuit over the erection of the monument.
“We had some concerns, just because this was such a highly charged issue with some people,” Powell told Arkansas Online.
Reed was accused of doing the same thing to a Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma state capitol on Oct. 24, 2014.
Live from grounds of Arkansas state Capitol – someone drove a car thru the brand new Ten Commandments monument about two hours ago. pic.twitter.com/zG3e79lzyW
— John Kaminar (@jidk1187) June 28, 2017
He also threatened then President Obama and lit money on fire before he entered a federal building and spit on pictures, Arkansas Online reported.
“I immediately exited my vehicle and placed the subject in custody,” arresting officer Corporal Chad Durham wrote in his report.
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