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)