Local Man Who Destroyed Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument Faces Multiple Charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFSM) - A Roland man accused of crashing his car into a controversial Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol building is being held at the Oklahoma County Jail on multiple charges.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, around 7 p.m. on Oct. 23, troopers received a report that someone had driven their vehicle into the Ten Commandments monument, destroying it, then abandoned the vehicle.

Michael Tate Reed Jr., 29, was detained Oct. 24 by the Federal Protective Service after he made threats against the president, an agent with the Secret Service in Oklahoma City said. During the interview, Reed said "voices in his head" and "Satan" told him to urinate on the monument, and to "smash it."  He also admitted he has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and was off his medication. He also said he was a Satanist.

Reed was taken to an Oklahoma County mental facility for an emergency order of detention and mental evaluation. He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail over the weekend.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Reed is being held on multiple charges, including a felony count of destruction of state property/improvements, a felony count of indecent exposure, a misdemeanor count of making threatening statements, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle with a revoked license.

Reed also faces four counts of felony assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, which stemmed from incidents that occurred during his initial emergency order of detention on Oct. 24, according to the OHP.