Ten Commandments Monument Destroyer Ordered to State Hospital

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A Van Buren man who was arrested back in June for destroying a Ten Commandments monument on the State Capitol grounds has been found unfit for trial.

Michael Tate Reed, 32, was seen hugging family members outside a Pulaski County courtroom Thursday morning (photo attached) after a judge ruled that he must now report to the Arkansas State Hospital.

His next hearing in the case has been set for Sept. 2018.

The charges filed against him include: Criminal Mischief (1st Degree), Criminal Trespass and Defacing Objects of Public Interest.

On the day the monument was destroyed, Reed had posted a video on his Facebook page which showed him driving a vehicle into the monument around 5:15 a.m. The post contained just one word "Freedom."

Repair work on the monument was completed in late October. It's not yet known when it will be put back on display on the capitol grounds.


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