Man accused of destroying 10 Commandments monument facing felony charge

A man ran his car into a newly placed 10 Commandments monument at the Arkansas State Capitol on Wednesday morning

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor says he plans to charge a man accused of destroying a Ten Commandments monument outside the Arkansas Capitol with first-degree criminal mischief.         

Larry Jegley said on Monday that 32-year-old Michael Tate Reed faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the felony charge.        

His attorney wasn't immediately available for comment.

Reed was arrested last month after Little Rock police say he intentionally drove his vehicle into the monument, toppling it less than 24 hours after it was erected.

Reed was also arrested in 2014 for destroying Oklahoma's Ten Commandments statue outside the state Capit , but wasn't charged in that case.

Reed's sister, Mindy Poor, has said her brother suffers from schizoaffective disorder.

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