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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Man who destroyed Ten Commandment monument in 2017 back in jail on various charges

A local man who gained nationwide notoriety in 2013 and 2017 for smashing his vehicle into Ten Command Monuments in Oklahoma and Arkansas respectively is back in trouble with the law after an arrest Tuesday for five criminal violations and placement on a mental hold.

Michael Tate Reed, who avoided jail time and was sent to a mental health facility after the 2017 in which he crashed his car into a new Ten Commandment monument on the Arkansas State capitol grounds in Little Rock, was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center at 1:30 a.m. for Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia, Furnishing a Prohibited Article to a Correctional Facility, Battery in the Third Degree and Disorderly Conduct- Fighting charges.

Reed was also placed on a mental hold.

In November 2017, a Pulaski County judge found Reed unfit to stand trial and ultimately not guilty due to mental disease. He was under observations for several months and released in late June of 2018 after showing "marked improvement".

Some of his stipulations upon being released from the state hospital included no drugs or alcohol, not leaving the state without permission and attendance at regular therapy meetings.

Reed spent eight days in jail in November of last year after a disorderly conduct arrest. He remans behind bars in lieu of $3050 in bonds.

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