Charged: Man accused of running into Ten Commandments monument


    The man accused of running into the Ten Commandments statue at the Capitol has been formally charged.

    Michael Tate Reed, 29, of Roland, was charged with four counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Destruction of State Property, Indecent Exposure, Making Threatening Statements, and Reckless Driving with a revoked license. Police say Tate drove up the front lawn of the Capitol and knocked over the 10 Commandments monument Thursday night. The Secret Service says Tate told them Satan made him do it.

    "This incident has the full attention of my office. We take this matter very seriously and are reviewing exactly what took place and areas we can improve. Our goal is public safety, any modifications to our security procedures we make in the future will be in pursuit of that goal," Chief of Patrol Colonel Ricky Adams from the Department of Public Safety said in a press release on Monday.

    Reed was charged and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.

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