Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol destroyed A…

Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol destroyed

  • A controversial monument of the Ten Commandments at Arkansas’ state Capitol was destroyed early Wednesday, one day after its installation.
  • According to Arkansas Online, the secretary of state’s office received reports of a man driving into the 6-foot-tall, 6,000-pound statue. The monument was knocked off its platform and smashed.
  • Thirty-two-year-old Arkansas man Michael Tate Reed was arrested in connection to the incident Wednesday morning. 
  • The suspect faces charges of defacing objects of public respect, trespassing on Capitol grounds and first-degree criminal mischief, the paper reports. Secretary of state’s office spokesman Chris Powell told Arkansas Online that investigators believe the suspect recorded himself during the crash. Read more (6/28/17)