The Secret Service has arrested an individual for allegedly driving into the Ten Commandments monument near the state Capitol building.
Officials say someone drove their car into monument Thursday night, smashing it to pieces. The suspect reportedly made vague threats at the Oklahoma City Federal Building today and was taken into custody. His name has not yet been released.
The suspect has been identified as Michael Tate Reed Jr., 29. He is from Roland and was taken to Oklahoma County mental facility for an emergency order of detention and a mental evaluation.
The suspect said Satan told him to do it, Secret Service officials said. He also reportedly said he would kill President Obama and spit on a photo of Obama. The suspect also allegedly admitted that he urinated on the Ten Commandments monument before running it over.
Reed’s mother, Crystal Tucker, said such an action is not something he would do.
“He would never deface something that meant so much to him. He takes the Ten Commandments very seriously,” Tucker said.
Tucker said Reed has been battling breakdowns for two years.