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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 on unrelated charges.

According to the Craighead County Prosecutor's Office, 38-year-old, Matthew Huffstatler had his previous bond revoked, and a new higher, cash only bond set, and ordered to undergo a mental exam.

Huffstatler appeared in court on felony probation charges related to arrests in November and early December.

Huffstatler was arrested the morning of Wednesday December 12, after police say he rammed his car into WalMart on Highland twice.

According to Jonesboro police Huffstatler tried to drive his truck through the main entrance, but was stopped by a concrete pillar spilling ant-freeze all over the floor.

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

The truck's frame became lodged in the oil center's catwalk.

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

Police say the truck Huffstatler was in was reported stolen.

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

Huffstatler is set to appear in court again on December 31.  

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