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Man accused of plowing into WalMart appears in court

Matthew Huffstatler (Source: Jonesboro Police Department) Matthew Huffstatler (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) –The man accused of driving into a WalMart twice, appeared in court Monday onunrelated charges.

According to theCraighead County Prosecutor's Office, 38-year-old, Matthew Huffstatler had hisprevious bond revoked, and a new higher, cash only bond set, and ordered toundergo a mental exam.

Huffstatler appearedin court on felony probation charges related to arrests in November and earlyDecember.

Huffstatler wasarrested the morning of Wednesday December 12, after police say he rammed hiscar into WalMart on Highland twice.

According toJonesboro police Huffstatler tried to drive his truck through the mainentrance, but was stopped by a concrete pillar spilling ant-freeze all over thefloor.

Police say he then drove to the back side of the storeand rammed through the door of tire and lube center. 

The truck's framebecame lodged in the oil center's catwalk.

Huffstatler told theofficers on the scene that he had seven other people in the truck with him. Whenpolice searched the car, four dogs were found unharmed in the trailer.

Police say the truck Huffstatler was in was reportedstolen.

Huffstatler faces chargesof theft of a vehicle, commercial burglary, cruelty to animals, no license,reckless driving and terroristic threatening.

Huffstatler is set to appear in court again onDecember 31.  

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